Sunday, June 9, 2019

Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World By Evan Thomas

This was a great book. Eisenhower was not a President I have ever researched much.  He was ONE of the last was hero Presidents, depending on your thoughts about JFK.  The book covers the beginning of the "Cold War" and how the Russians where beating us in the arms race.  They certainly cleaned our clocks when it came to space.

We get a behind the scenes look at his time int the White House.  I learned quote a bit about his challenges during that time as well as his demeanor with his people behind the scenes.  The actual "Bluff" was mostly with Mao Zedong and Nikita Khrushchev and their inability to read the President regarding his decision to use the nuclear weapons.

The book was an excellent read and I enjoyed learning much about this man's career in the White House.

Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (September 10, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316091030
ISBN-13: 978-0316091039

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