The Pentagon by Steve Vogel audiobook

The Pentagon: A History

By Steve Vogel
Read by Paul Heitsch

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200279630

  • ISBN: 9798200279623

  • ISBN: 9798200279647

Runtime: 19.83 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The creation of the Pentagon in seventeen whirlwind months during World War II is one of the great construction feats in American history, involving a tremendous mobilization of manpower, resources, and minds. In astonishingly short order, Brigadier General Brehon B. Somervell conceived and built an institution that ranks with the White House, the Vatican, and a handful of other structures as symbols recognized around the world. Now veteran military reporter Steve Vogel reveals for the first time the remarkable story of the Pentagon's construction, from it's dramatic birth to its rebuilding after the September 11 attack.

The Pentagon's post-World War II history is told through its critical moments, including the troubled birth of the Department of Defense during the Cold War, the tense days of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the tumultuous 1967 protest against the Vietnam War. The pivotal attack on September 11 is related with chilling new detail, as is the race to rebuild the damaged Pentagon, a restoration that echoed the spirit of its creation.

This study of a single enigmatic building tells a broader story of modern American history, from the eve of World War II to the new wars of the twenty-first century. Steve Vogel has crafted a dazzling work of military social history.

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Author Bio: Steve Vogel

Author Bio: Steve Vogel

Steve Vogel is a veteran print and broadcast journalist, columnist, and talk show host who covered every minute of the original trial described in Reasonable Doubt. With a BA from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he appeared on the American Forces Radio Network in Europe and later did commentaries on the Voice of America. His career has spanned print and broadcast news, radio programming, corporate communications, and newspaper column writing.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 19.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English