The Plot to Seize the Whitehouse
- The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR
- Narrated by: Ken Maxon
- Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-03-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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With novelistic detail, Jules Archer shows how the plan included turning half a million disgruntled veterans into American versions of Nazi "brown shirts" and installing General Smedley Darlington Butler, Medal of Honor recipient, as the leader of a new Fascist government. Archer details Butler’s patriotic decision to reveal the plot to the news media and congress.
Ken Maxon delivers a measured, well-paced performance of this real-life conspiracy.
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By Wayne Hughes on 02-12-13
Good storytelling, poor voice-over
What did you like best about this story?
This opened an era and a sequence of events that I had never read about in depth. I'm a former soldier, son of several generations of soldiers, yet I never knew fully of the cynical way that the military had been used to further business interests in the first part of the twentieth century. I had my suspicions, many of them confirmed by first-hand experience in Viet Nam, but this book made me look at that era of my life, and the current mess in the Mideast, in an entirely different light.
What didn’t you like about Ken Maxon’s performance?
Mr. Maxon is difficult to listen to, principally because of his tendency to pronounce the letter A as "a" rather than "uh," which is commonly accepted in standard pronunciation. If the publisher knew of this rather stilted tendency and approved the work anyway, well so be it.
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