The Situation Room: The Inside Story of Presidents in Crisis Audiobook, by George Stephanopoulos Play Audiobook Sample

The Situation Room: The Inside Story of Presidents in Crisis Audiobook

The Situation Room: The Inside Story of Presidents in Crisis Audiobook, by George Stephanopoulos Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: George Stephanopoulos, Peter Ganim, Elisabeth Rodgers Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2024 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781668639801

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

17

Longest Chapter Length:

63:57 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

52 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

35:44 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

George Stephanopoulos, the legendary political news host and former advisor to President Clinton, recounts the history-making crises from the place where twelve presidents made their highest-pressure decisions: the White House Situation Room.

No room better defines American power and its role in the world than the White House Situation Room. And yet, none is more shrouded in secrecy and mystery.

Created under President Kennedy, the Situation Room has been the epicenter of crisis management for presidents for more than six decades. Time and again, the decisions made within the Sit Room complex affect the lives of every person on this planet. Detailing close calls made and disasters narrowly averted, The Situation Room takes listeners through dramatic turning points in a dozen presidential administrations. Included are:

  • Incredible minute-by-minute transcripts from the Sit Room after both Presidents Kennedy and Reagan were shot

  • The shocking moment when Henry Kissinger raised the military alert level to DEFCON III while President Nixon was drunk in the White House residence

  • The extraordinary scene when President Carter asked for help from secret government psychics to rescue American hostages in Iran

  • A vivid retelling of the harrowing hours during the 9/11 attack

  • New details from Obama administration officials leading up to the raid on Osama Bin Laden, and

  • A first-ever account of January 6th from the staff inside the Sit Room

The Situation Room is the definitive, past-the-security-clearance look at the room where it happened and at the people—the famous and those you've never heard of—who have made history within its walls.

Includes a conversation between the author and bestselling novelist Harlan Coben on George’s research for and writing of The Situation Room as well as their long friendship (Track 17), a PDF of photos, and much more.

NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.



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“Recounting a history that might have been lost, Stephanopoulos presents an interesting package for political aficionados as well as general readers.”

— Kirkus Reviews 

Quotes

  • “Takes the reader on a thrilling tour of this little known but crucial facet of the United States government…a must-read.”

    — Booklist
  • “Personal accounts drive this highly recommended book’s powerful accounts of the crises handled over sixty years in the Situation Room.”

    — Library Journal
  • “This book provides answers to questions we’ve had for years.” 

    — James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “A colorful and intimate—but also deeply informative—look at one of the most critical set of rooms in the world.”

    — Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Awards

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A Barnes & Noble bestseller
  • An Amazon.com bestseller

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    " What is the Situation Room and how did it evolve and who used it? Stephanopoulous does an excellent job outlining the history of this special place within the White House and its importance to sitting Presidents and their advisors making for a facinating read/listen. From Kennedy to Trump, you gain an insight as to how these Presidents dealt with threats to our country. "

    — mikesread, 5/26/2024

About George Stephanopoulos

George Stephanopoulos is the author of All Too Human, a New York Times bestseller, and The Situation Room, a #1 New York Times bestseller. He is the host of This Week and Good Morning America. Prior to joining ABC News, he served in the Clinton administration as the senior advisor to the president for policy and strategy.
 

About the Narrators

Peter Ganim, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an American actor who has appeared on stage, on television, and in film. He has performed voice-over work since 1994.

Elisabeth Rodgers is an actress and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. After graduating from Princeton University, she completed a two-year program at William Esper Studio, where she studied with Maggie Flanigan. Her audiobook narration training came from Robin Miles, who has also directed her in several productions. She has recorded dozens of books for a multitude of publishers.