Ike's Bluff

President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
Product Number: EB00276897
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316252195
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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.

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Author(s): Evan Thomas
Original Publish Date: Sep 25, 2012

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Author(s): Evan Thomas
Narrator(s): Brian Troxell
Product Number DD4279
Released: Sep 25, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781619691902
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Author(s): Evan Thomas
Narrator(s): Brian Troxell
Product Number Z100036030
Released: Sep 25, 2012
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781478978787

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