As the Editor At Large of Newsweek Evan Thomas is one of America’s great journalists and biographers.  He is the author of eight books and was Editor at Large of Newsweek from September 2006 until he left the magazine in October 2010. He was for many years the magazine’s lead writer on major news stories and the author of many longer features, including Newsweek’s special behind-the-scenes issues on presidential elections, and more than a hundred cover stories.  For ten years, 1986-1996, Thomas was Newsweek’s Washington bureau chief. He was an Assistant Managing Editor from 1991 to 2006. From 1977-1986, he was a writer and editor at Time magazine. He has won numerous journalism awards, including a National Magazine Award in 1998 for Newsweek’s coverage of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. In 2005, his 50,000-word narrative of the 2004 election was honored when Newsweek won a National Magazine Award for the best single topic issue.  Since 1992, Thomas has been a regular weekly panelist on the syndicated public affairs talk show, “Inside Washington.” He has appeared on numerous television shows as a commentator, including PBS’s “Charlie Rose,” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”.

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the brilliant Evan Thomas in NYC right after he was on The Colbert Report, to talk about his newest bestseller “Ike’s Bluff”, what Dwight Eisenhower was REALLY like, how close we came to nuclear war with the Soviet Union, and soo much more!!  “Ike’s Bluff” has received an incredible amount of critical acclaim, so make sure to get yourself a copy!

Here is Evan Thomas on The Colbert Report and Face The Nation (Alongside Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jon Meacham, and Bob Woodward) about “Ike’s Bluff”!

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