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Ike's bluff : President Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world  Cover Image Book Book

Ike's bluff : President Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world

Thomas, Evan 1951- (Author).

Summary: Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. As Evan Thomas reveals in his provocative examination of Ike's White House years, Eisenhower was a master of calculated duplicity. As with his bridge and poker games, he was eventually forced to stop playing after leaving too many fellow army officers insolvent. Ike could be patient and ruthless in the con and generous and expedient in his partnerships. Facing the Soviet Union, China, and his own generals, some of whom believed a first strike was the only means of survival, Eisenhower would make his boldest and riskiest bet yet, one of such enormity that there could be but two outcomes: the survival of the world, or its end.--From publisher description.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780316091046
  • ISBN: 0316091049
  • ISBN: 0316224162
  • ISBN: 9780316224161
  • ISBN: 9780316091039
  • ISBN: 0316091030
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 484 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-467) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Tell no one. Duty: 1953-1956. Confidence ; The card player ; Positive loyalty ; Cross of iron ; Gentleman's agreement ; Deception ; Learning to love the bomb ; The chamber pot ; Strange genius ; "Don't worry, I'll confuse them" ; Meeting Mr. Khrushchev ; The devil's grip ; Bows and arrows ; Rising storm ; Subtle and brutal -- Honor: 1957-1961. Dark star ; The great equation ; The strong say nothing ; Guns of August ; Missile gap ; Looking for a partner ; Sweet words ; A regular pixie ; "The pilot's alive" ; "I'm just fed up!" ; The underestimated man -- Epilogue: Peace.
Subject: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David) 1890-1969
United States Foreign relations 1953-1961
Cold War Diplomatic history
National security United States History 20th century
Nuclear weapons Government policy United States History 20th century
Nuclear warfare Government policy United States History 20th century
Eisenhower, Dwight D
Cold war Diplomatic history
National security United States History 20th century
Nuclear weapons Government policy United States History 20th century
Nuclear warfare Government policy United States History 20th century
United States Foreign relations 1953-1961
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David) 1890-1969
Diplomacy
Diplomatic relations
National security
Nuclear warfare Government policy
Nuclear weapons Government policy
United States
Eisenhower, Dwight D 1890-1969
Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
Ost-West-Konflikt
Internationella relationer
Kalla kriget
Säkerhetspolitik
Kärnvapen
Kärnvapenkrigföring
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David) 1890-1969
United States Foreign relations
Cold war Diplomatic history
National security United States History
Nuclear weapons Government policy United States History
Nuclear warfare Government policy United States History
Genre: NonFiction.
Historical.
Political.
History.
NonFiction.
Historical.
Political.

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