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This book should be required reading in college.
Carroll is careful to tell this story with unwavering truthfulness, but it would be a mistake to think of this as an attack on the Pentagon or the U.S. military.
Carroll's book is entrancing in the way that it draws the reader into a what is a very LONG history of a war driven culture.
I would call this book a waste of paper but that is not strong enough. It is worthwhile in one respect though. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Patrick J. Shrier
I wrote in a review of "1968" that it was un-hip. "House of War" is hip. The author's Dad worked in the Pentagon and rose to 3-stars; his kid here rejected that,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by David F. Mcginnis
The groundbreaking on September 11, 1941, for the Pentagon as the headquarters for American military forces, was hardly recognized as a date that changed everything until September... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bruce P. Barten
Here is an insider's look at the rise and current dominance of the institution that President Eisenhower warned us about so long ago. Read morePublished 12 months ago by David Burch
You should have read more of what James Carroll has written before reading this book. It is a memoir wrapped around a history lesson wrapped around a monologue of moral... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lee Martin
I've read the book, and it is excellent and well-documented. Well-detailed, and in those details lies a lot of embarrassment ... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Constitutional Lawyer
Great potential and opportunity, wasted.
It is a VERY important book that I wish every American would read (or hear); Despite all its shortcomings. Read more
This book tells the tale of the growth of Pentagon, starting with World War II and then thorough the Cold War and the 1990s. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Walter E. Kurtz
When I bought this book I half expected it to be a "howard zinn narrow minded" style book. However I was blown away by the ability of the author in perceiving history in its full... Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by Max