Veteran journalist Evan Thomas explodes the stereotype of Dwight D. Eisenhower as "Granddad in a golf cart" in a readable new biography of the 34th president, Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World. Far from being "the do-nothing, platitude-spouting, syntax-mangling, over-the-hill oldest man ever to occupy the White House," writes Thomas, Eisenhower was a canny card player and master manipulator who used the threat of nuclear war to preserve world peace.
See also: Bill O'Reilly's new book Killing Kennedy is intriging.
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