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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. As Evan Thomas reveals in his provocative examination of Ike's White House years, Eisenhower was a master of calculated duplicity. As with his bridge and poker games, he was eventually forced to stop playing after leaving too many fellow army officers insolvent. Ike could be patient and ruthless in the con and generous and expedient in his partnerships. 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.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Evan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E835
LC item number
.T44 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Cold War
  • National security
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear warfare
  • United States
Label
Ike's bluff : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world, Evan Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 455-467) and index
Contents
  • 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.
  • Introduction: Tell no one.
  • 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!"
  • Duty: 1953-1956.
  • The underestimated man
  • Epilogue: Peace
  • Confidence
  • The card player
  • Positive loyalty
  • Cross of iron
  • Gentleman's agreement
  • Deception
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 484 p.
Isbn
9780316091046
Lccn
^^2012019640
Other physical details
ill.
Stock number
1348768
System control number
  • (OCoLC)776523661
  • (OCoLC)ocn776523661
Label
Ike's bluff : president Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world, Evan Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 455-467) and index
Contents
  • 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.
  • Introduction: Tell no one.
  • 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!"
  • Duty: 1953-1956.
  • The underestimated man
  • Epilogue: Peace
  • Confidence
  • The card player
  • Positive loyalty
  • Cross of iron
  • Gentleman's agreement
  • Deception
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 484 p.
Isbn
9780316091046
Lccn
^^2012019640
Other physical details
ill.
Stock number
1348768
System control number
  • (OCoLC)776523661
  • (OCoLC)ocn776523661

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