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Title:
Ike's bluff [text (large print)] : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world / Evan Thomas.
Call Number:
LT 973.921 THO
Publication Date:
c2012.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher:
New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2012.
Physical Description:
x, 655 p. (large print) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents:
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.
Summary:
Behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness, Eisenhower was a brilliant, intellectual tactician, and a master of calculated duplicity. 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.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 637-655).
Horizon Bib Number:
1400976
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