New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>
book cover of 

House of War

House of War

(2006)
A non fiction book by

 
In House of War, the best-selling 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.

 
Used availability for James Carroll's House of War


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

May 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 0-618-18780-4 / 978-0-618-18780-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 0-618-87201-9 / 978-0-618-87201-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power
Author(s): James Carroll
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon   

May 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: House of War (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 1-4159-3022-8 / 978-1-4159-3022-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 0-7393-3306-2 / 978-0-7393-3306-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2006 : USA Audio edition
Title: House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power
Author(s): James Carroll
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

June 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power
Author(s): James Carroll
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



Search for