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Ike's bluff : President Eisenhower's secret battle to save the world

Autor: Evan Thomas
Editora: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edição/Formato   Print book : Biografia : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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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  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Pessoa Denominada: Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower; Dwight D Eisenhower
Tipo de Material: Biografia
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Evan Thomas
ISBN: 9780316091046 0316091049 0316224162 9780316224161
Número OCLC: 776523661
Descrição: x, 484 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Conteúdos: 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.
Responsabilidade: Evan Thomas.
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A startling new account of how the underrated Dwight Eisenhower saved the world from nuclear holocaust, by the bestselling author of The War Lovers.  Ler mais...

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