Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World

Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World

Evan Thomas


Evan Thomas's startling account of the way the underrated Dwight Eisenhower kept the area from nuclear holocaust.

Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set approximately to make solid on his crusade promise to finish the Korean conflict. but whereas Eisenhower was once speedy considered via many as a doddering light-weight, at the back of the tasteless smile and easy speech was once a grasp tactician. to finish the hostilities, Eisenhower could take a titanic chance by way of bluffing that he may perhaps use nuclear guns opposed to the Communist chinese language, whereas whilst restraining his generals and advisors who favourite the moves. Ike's gamble used to be of such importance that there will be yet results: millions of lives stored, or thousands of lives lost.

A annoying, shiny and revisionist account of a president who used to be then, and nonetheless is this present day, underestimated, IKE'S BLUFF is background at its such a lot provocative and thrilling.

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