Ike’s Bluff - Evan Thomas

Eisenhower 125
Behind Dwight Eisenhower’s dry smile and simple tastes was a brilliant, intellectual strategist who navigated the nation through a perilous time. Former Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas launches the Eisenhower 125 series with a discussion of his new book, Ike’s Bluff.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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6:30 pm
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Dwight Eisenhower was a man of simple tastes but decisive action. Behind the dry smile was a brilliant, intellectual tactician, an attribute—also evident at the poker table—that served to keep dozens of Cold War standoffs from flaring into full-scale war during his two terms as president.

Former Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas draws from his book Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World in discussing the central Kansas war hero turned commander-in-chief, who navigated the nation through some of the most perilous times the world has known.

The presentation kicks off a new series, Eisenhower 125, commemorating the 125th anniversary year of his birth in 1890. The series is co-presented by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home with support from the W.T. Kemper Foundation.