The Detonators - The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic Hunt for Justice-logo

The Detonators - The Secret Plot to Destroy America and an Epic Hunt for Justice

Chad Millman

In 1916, while the Allied and Central forces waged war in Europe, a group of German saboteurs blew up Black Tom Island, a spit of land in New York Harbor within earshot of downtown Manhattan. The subsequent hail of missiles and gunpowder devastated much of lower Manhattan. The attack-so massive that as far away as Maryland people could feel the ground shake-had been shockingly easy. America was littered with networks of German agents, hiding in full daylight, an enemy within plotting further, deadlier attacks. All the way up to the president, officials had known something like this could happen, and yet nothing had been done. Twenty years later, the German government had still managed to evade responsibility for the crime-and probably would have continued to, were it not for the determination of three lawyers named McCloy, Peaslee, and Martin. These men-most crucially the young John McCloy-made it their mission to solve a mystery that began during the first World War and barely ended before the second. The Detonators is a fascinating portrait of these men and their time, an era in which the rising American establishment engaged the world. It is also the dramatic love story of John and Ellen McCloy, and the first full accounting of a crime and a cover-up that resonates strongly in a post-9/11 America.

In 1916, while the Allied and Central forces waged war in Europe, a group of German saboteurs blew up Black Tom Island, a spit of land in New York Harbor within earshot of downtown Manhattan. The subsequent hail of missiles and gunpowder devastated much of lower Manhattan. The attack-so massive that as far away as Maryland people could feel the ground shake-had been shockingly easy. America was littered with networks of German agents, hiding in full daylight, an enemy within plotting further, deadlier attacks. All the way up to the president, officials had known something like this could happen, and yet nothing had been done. Twenty years later, the German government had still managed to evade responsibility for the crime-and probably would have continued to, were it not for the determination of three lawyers named McCloy, Peaslee, and Martin. These men-most crucially the young John McCloy-made it their mission to solve a mystery that began during the first World War and barely ended before the second. The Detonators is a fascinating portrait of these men and their time, an era in which the rising American establishment engaged the world. It is also the dramatic love story of John and Ellen McCloy, and the first full accounting of a crime and a cover-up that resonates strongly in a post-9/11 America.
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History

Description:

In 1916, while the Allied and Central forces waged war in Europe, a group of German saboteurs blew up Black Tom Island, a spit of land in New York Harbor within earshot of downtown Manhattan. The subsequent hail of missiles and gunpowder devastated much of lower Manhattan. The attack-so massive that as far away as Maryland people could feel the ground shake-had been shockingly easy. America was littered with networks of German agents, hiding in full daylight, an enemy within plotting further, deadlier attacks. All the way up to the president, officials had known something like this could happen, and yet nothing had been done. Twenty years later, the German government had still managed to evade responsibility for the crime-and probably would have continued to, were it not for the determination of three lawyers named McCloy, Peaslee, and Martin. These men-most crucially the young John McCloy-made it their mission to solve a mystery that began during the first World War and barely ended before the second. The Detonators is a fascinating portrait of these men and their time, an era in which the rising American establishment engaged the world. It is also the dramatic love story of John and Ellen McCloy, and the first full accounting of a crime and a cover-up that resonates strongly in a post-9/11 America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lloyd James

Length:

10h 3m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:08


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

33:57


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

40:44


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

27:26


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

23:44


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

36:20


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

21:35


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

21:41


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

47:40


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

40:01


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

31:45


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

48:35


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

27:33


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

46:02


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

38:39


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

43:27


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

32:51


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

35:23