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Publisher Description

Evan Thomas's startling account of how the underrated Dwight Eisenhower saved the world from nuclear holocaust.

Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set about to make good on his campaign promise to end the Korean War. Yet while Eisenhower was quickly viewed by many as a doddering lightweight, behind the bland smile and simple speech was a master tactician. To end the hostilities, Eisenhower would take a colossal risk by bluffing that he might use nuclear weapons against the Communist Chinese, while at the same time restraining his generals and advisors who favored the strikes. Ike's gamble was of such magnitude that there could be but two outcomes: thousands of lives saved, or millions of lives lost.

A tense, vivid and revisionist account of a president who was then, and still is today, underestimated, IKE'S BLUFF is history at its most provocative and thrilling.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2012
September 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown and Company
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
5.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Frustrated Big Guy ,

Provocative

The author offers a different view of President Eisenhower in which Eisenhower displays a far more insightful view of a way to maintain peace when our atomic monopoly no longer exists. Gave me much to reflect on both about our past and the immediate present. Would strongly recommend.

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