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Ike's bluff: president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world / Evan Thomas.

Thomas, Evan, 1951- (Author). Troxell, Brian. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781619691919 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1619691914 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (780 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Abridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Hachette Audio : 2012.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Brian Troxell.
Summary, etc.:
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.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
United States > Foreign relations > 1953-1961.
Cold War > Diplomatic history.
National security > History > 20th century.
Nuclear weapons > Government policy > United States > History > 20th century.
Nuclear warfare > Government policy > United States > History > 20th century.

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