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House of War - The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power-logo

House of War - The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power

James Carroll

In House of War, the bestselling author James Carroll has created a history of the Pentagon that is both epic and personal. Through Carroll we see how the Pentagon, since its founding, has operated beyond the control of any force in government or society, undermining the very national security it is sworn to protect.From its "birth" on September 11, 1941, through the nuclear buildup of the Cold War and the eventual "shock and awe" of Iraq, Carroll recounts how "the Building" and its officials have achieved what President Eisenhower called "a disastrous rise of misplaced power." This is not faded history. House of War offers a compelling account of the virtues and follies that led America to permanently, and tragically, define itself around war. Carroll shows how the consequences of the American response to September 11, 2001 -- including two wars and an ignited Middle East -- form one end of an arc that stretches from Donald Rumsfeld back to James Forrestal, the first man to occupy the office of secretary of defense in the Pentagon. House of War confronts this dark past so we may understand the current war and forestall the next.

In House of War, the bestselling author James Carroll has created a history of the Pentagon that is both epic and personal. Through Carroll we see how the Pentagon, since its founding, has operated beyond the control of any force in government or society, undermining the very national security it is sworn to protect.From its "birth" on September 11, 1941, through the nuclear buildup of the Cold War and the eventual "shock and awe" of Iraq, Carroll recounts how "the Building" and its officials have achieved what President Eisenhower called "a disastrous rise of misplaced power." This is not faded history. House of War offers a compelling account of the virtues and follies that led America to permanently, and tragically, define itself around war. Carroll shows how the consequences of the American response to September 11, 2001 -- including two wars and an ignited Middle East -- form one end of an arc that stretches from Donald Rumsfeld back to James Forrestal, the first man to occupy the office of secretary of defense in the Pentagon. House of War confronts this dark past so we may understand the current war and forestall the next.
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In House of War, the bestselling author James Carroll has created a history of the Pentagon that is both epic and personal. Through Carroll we see how the Pentagon, since its founding, has operated beyond the control of any force in government or society, undermining the very national security it is sworn to protect.From its "birth" on September 11, 1941, through the nuclear buildup of the Cold War and the eventual "shock and awe" of Iraq, Carroll recounts how "the Building" and its officials have achieved what President Eisenhower called "a disastrous rise of misplaced power." This is not faded history. House of War offers a compelling account of the virtues and follies that led America to permanently, and tragically, define itself around war. Carroll shows how the consequences of the American response to September 11, 2001 -- including two wars and an ignited Middle East -- form one end of an arc that stretches from Donald Rumsfeld back to James Forrestal, the first man to occupy the office of secretary of defense in the Pentagon. House of War confronts this dark past so we may understand the current war and forestall the next.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robertson Dean

Length:

26h 45m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:10


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:14


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:05


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:00


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:59


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:06


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:27


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:30


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:46


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:20


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:15


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:46


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:27


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:27


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:10


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:45


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:46


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:43


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:36


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:21


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:34


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:49


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:32


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:14


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:13


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:07


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:03


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:56


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:21


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:58


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:30


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:42


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:15


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:38


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:15


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:27


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:35


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:32


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:08


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:02


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:54


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:33


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:57


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:52


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:49


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:30


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:51


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:41


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

03:10


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:29


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:28


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:23


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:06


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:13


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

02:45


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:56


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:34


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:16


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:04


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:51


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:52


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:12


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:45


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:02


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:17


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:30


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:55


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:23


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

02:49


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:36


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:58


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:22


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:22


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:30


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:56


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:55


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:43


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:35


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:44


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:21


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:50


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

02:26


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:54


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:10


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:48


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:59


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

02:28


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:09


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:54


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

03:24


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

02:58


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:24


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:18


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:06


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:56


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:32


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:54


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:11


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:13


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:38


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

03:42


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:39


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:47


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

02:45


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:32


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:26


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:40


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:46


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

03:47


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

02:59


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:33


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:10


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:09


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

02:59


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:43


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

02:15


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:32


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:36


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:28


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:44


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

04:05


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

02:35


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:28


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:19


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:03


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:46


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:45


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:52


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:12


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

02:40


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:33


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:11


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:01


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:43

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