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

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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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Full title ike s bluff president eisenhowers secret battle to save the world
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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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subject_facet Audiobooks, Cold War -- Diplomatic history, Eisenhower, Dwight D. -- (Dwight David), -- 1890-1969, National security -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Nuclear warfare -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century, United States -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1961
title_display Ike's bluff : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world
title_full 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, Ike's bluff [sound recording] : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world / Evan Thomas
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title_sub President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
topic_facet Audiobooks, Biography & Autobiography, Cold War, Diplomatic history, Eisenhower, Dwight D, Foreign relations, Government policy, History, National security, Nonfiction, Nuclear warfare, Nuclear weapons