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

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

I agree with reviews that stated that it was well researched and

I agree with reviews that stated that it was well researched and highly readable. I don't read a lot of nonfiction, and I only read this because my book group chose it for March, but I was very glad I did read it. I was born the year that Eisenhower became president so ...
I agree with reviews that stated that it was well researched and highly readable. I don't read a lot of nonfiction, and I only read this because my book group chose it for March, but I was very glad I did read it. I was born the year that Eisenhower became president so I know nothing about his presidency or even much about his military career. This book helped to fill the gap. As I write this, the North Koreans are threatening South Korea and the world with missiles, an eerily familiar scenario, a similar incident having occurred early in Ike's presidency. History does teach us a lot about the present, and it is worthwhile to study it all. The focus of this book was very tightly on foreign policy so we don't learn much about Ike's domestic policies. Overall, it was a good read, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to get a different view of Eisenhower-he was not the wishy washy milquetoast history would have us remember him as.

posted by ARS1953 on April 5, 2013

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Dreadful book.

One star for the effort it took to publish. This is an amalgam of research items strung together with uninteresting and repetitive narrative. Could have used the services of a stricter editor, but that probably wouldn't have saved it either. Everything is footnoted to d...
One star for the effort it took to publish. This is an amalgam of research items strung together with uninteresting and repetitive narrative. Could have used the services of a stricter editor, but that probably wouldn't have saved it either. Everything is footnoted to death; the sources are very seldom primary, but regurgitatings of someone else's published work. I'm trying to keep slogging through in the hopes that I'll learn something, but the spirit flags.

posted by SSYates on January 11, 2013

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  • Posted April 13, 2013

    The Greatest President of My Lifetime Explained

    Ike led Allied Forces to victory in WWII. Then he prevented nuclear holocaust in the years when we had nuclear weapons and didn't know how to use them. He saved the world and did a lot of other good things as well. Popular revisionist history from right to left has maligned him. This is the kind of GOP President that should fill our hearts with pride; not the clowns that followed.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Actually I bought this book as a gift for my son-in-law. Have n

    Actually I bought this book as a gift for my son-in-law. Have not heard from him so I believe he is enjoying this as well as all the other books about Gen. Eisenhower. He is a very loyal fan of the General.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 29, 2014

    Ravenclaw

    Pads over and takes a squirrel. Then asks who is the med. Cat and which result is the med.cat den.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Best

    Boss

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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