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The Resource Ike's bluff : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world, Evan Thomas

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

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Ike's bluff : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world
Title
Ike's bluff
Title remainder
president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world
Statement of responsibility
Evan Thomas
Title variation
Ikes bluff
Title variation remainder
president Eisenhowers secret battle to save the world
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Examines the White House years of Dwight Eisenhower and reveals the former president, often viewed as a doddering lightweight, as a brilliant, intellectual tactician who could be patient and ruthless, and generous and self-serving
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10145167
Cataloging source
PVL
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1951-
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Thomas, Evan
Dewey number
  • 973.921
  • 973.921092
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
E836
LC item number
.T44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Cold war
  • National security
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear warfare
  • Large type books
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world
Label
Ike's bluff : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world, Evan Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 637-655)
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
x, 655 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316224161
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Other physical details
photographs
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn810126876
  • (OCoLC)810126876
  • 247884
Label
Ike's bluff : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world, Evan Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 637-655)
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
x, 655 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316224161
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Other physical details
photographs
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn810126876
  • (OCoLC)810126876
  • 247884

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