Evan Thomas appears in the following:
Monday, November 12, 2012
Evan Thomas reveals President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a master of calculated duplicity. In Ike’s Bluff: President Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World, he shows that behind the bland smile and apparent simple-mindedness, Eisenhower was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. Facing the Soviet Union, China, and his own generals, Eisenhower made boldest and riskiest bets.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Fifty years ago this weekend, the Central Intelligence Agency launched a covert attack on Cuba in what became known as The Bay of Pigs. The three day assault, which was carried out under the auspices of a Cuban rebel group, was a fiasco. The rebels were captured and killed, along with a handful of CIA intelligence officers. It was just three months after John F. Kennedy took over the White House, and while the plan had been initiated under Dwight D. Eisenhower, it was Kennedy who signed off on the operation.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 12, 2007
There's been a lot of buzz around Clint Eastwood's recent directorial feat of making back to back World War II movies -- told from two distinct points of view. Flags of Our Fathers tells the story of the battle of Iwo Jima from the American perspective, and Letters from Iwo ...