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Ike's bluff [text (large print)] : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world / Evan Thomas.

Authors: Thomas, Evan, 1951-
Call number: LT 973.921 THO
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2012.
Publication date: c2012.
Subject: Cold War -- Diplomatic history.
National security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Nuclear warfare -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Large type books.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1953-1961.
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Title: Ike's bluff [text (large print)] : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world / Evan Thomas.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: x, 655 p. (large print) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents note: 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 note: 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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 637-655).
ISBN: 9780316224161 (lg. print)
0316224162 (lg. print)
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Bib No.: 1400976

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