The Situation Room: The Inside Story of Presidents in Crisis

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2024
10 hours 7 minutes
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 Sit 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 will take readers through dramatic turning points in a dozen presidential administrations, including:

- 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 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.
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Randy K.

I really liked the author narrating and the other voices and recordings. Makes it come life. Great and fast read.

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Having just finished "The Situation Room," I can confidently say it's one of the most riveting and insightful books on American history I've ever read. The intense, often clandestine operations revealed inside the White House are both fascinating and eye-opening. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the intricate dynamics of political power and crisis management.

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