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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

Length:

10h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:02


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:21


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:25


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:51


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:04


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:25


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:47


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:11


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:19


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:50


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:54


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:59


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:48


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:39


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:14


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:11


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:14


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:07


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:48


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:49


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:43


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:04


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:41


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:32


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:59


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

01:38


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:09


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:25


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:05


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:33


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:23


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:04


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:41


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:53


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:30


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:19


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:13


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:56


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:58


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:08


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:35


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:52


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:50


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:33


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:20


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:40


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:03


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:07


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:43


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

03:36


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:22


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

01:44


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:10


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:44


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:13


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:13


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:40


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:27


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:13


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

02:46


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:27


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:55


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:09


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:31


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:48


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:46


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:08


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:46


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:20


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:50


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:51


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:36


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

01:44


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:25


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:00


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:39


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:32


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:44


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:47


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:07


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:02


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:12


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:17


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:41


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:29


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:56