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Eisenhower’s Secret Battle to Save the World

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.

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Evan Thomas

Comments [2]

Wilford Banda from chinese

I need to watch secret battle show

Nov. 23 2012 02:23 AM
Dan from Herald Square

Eisenhower caused major rifts within the party when he appointed Nixon foe Earl Warren to the supreme court. Warren would later lead the Judicial out of the shadows of the Executive and Legislative branches.

How did Eisenhower's "Progressive Republicanism" inform his view of the Presidency within the government's system of checks and balances?

Nov. 12 2012 12:04 PM

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