The Heart of War by Kathleen J. McInnis audiobook
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The Heart of War: Misadventures in the Pentagon

By Kathleen J. McInnis
Read by Brittany Pressley

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Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781713519683

  • ISBN: 9781713519683

Runtime: 9.74 Hours
Category: Fiction/Women
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The Devil Wears Prada meets Catch-22; a novel about a young woman's journey into the heart of Washington's war machine. 

Dr. Heather Reilly has been an anti-war activist since her brother died fighting the Taliban. But her crushing student loans drive her to take a job working on a peace plan for Afghanistan, in the last place on Earth she ever thought she'd be employed: the Pentagon. On her first day, however, her position is eliminated and she's shuffled to a war-fighting office focused on combating Russian aggression. Unfortunately, she knows little about Russia and has deep moral reservations about war. Making matters worse, she's also working for Ariane Fletcher - a woman so terrifying, she eats generals for breakfast. As Heather learns to navigate the Pentagon's insane bureaucracy and petty power struggles, she finds that her successes come at the expense of her personal life...and that small mistakes can have major consequences in the Department of Defense. 

From Washington DC's corridors of power to the dusty streets of Kabul, Kathleen McInnis spins a smart, hilarious, and heartwarming tale that shines a light on the often frustrating but sometimes rewarding experience of a career in the Pentagon. Packed with insider knowledge about one of the least-known - yet most-powerful - organizations in US national security, McInnis' debut novel establishes her as a major new literary voice with a point of view we've never seen before.

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Author Bio: Kathleen J. McInnis

Author Bio: Kathleen J. McInnis

Kathleen J. McInnis has worked in the Pentagon, the UK Parliament, and in think tanks on both sides of the Atlantic. Having earned her PhD in War Studies, she currently analyzes international security and defense issues for the United States Congress.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 9.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English