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Review: 'Ike's Bluff' offers an unconventional take on Dwight D. Eisenhower
Review: 'Ike's Bluff' offers an unconventional take on Dwight D. Eisenhower

--------------------Ike's BluffPresident Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the WorldEvan ThomasLittle, Brown: 481 pp., $29.99--------------------For even cursory students of the 1950s, Evan Thomas' new book, "Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World," offers little in the way of fresh material. But by zeroing in on Eisenhower's handling of the itchy fingers on the nuclear trigger, Thomas has come up with an interesting if narrow portrait of the former president in the face of nuclear annihilation.Thomas clearly is enamored with Eisenhower, and "Ike's Bluff" falls in line with the modern revisionist movement that has added an aura of canniness to a man...

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