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  • ISBN: 9780786154319 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0786154314 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: remote
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  • Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2006.

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General Note: Duration: 14:22:09.
Unabridged.
Title from: Title details screen.
Downloadable audio file.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Raymond Todd.
Summary, etc.: It's a true story that reads like gripping fiction: in 1942, eight German terrorists landed by submarine on American shores on a sabotage mission devised by Hitler. When one of them, a hapless U.S. citizen, betrayed the mission to the FBI, Roosevelt appointed a special military tribunal to authorize the death penalty omitting proper legal procedure. Army colonel Kenneth Royall, a respected lawyer charged with defending the saboteurs, courageously fought the lost cause for the saboteurs' Constitutional rights. More than sixty years later, George W. Bush, in the wake of 9/11, cited Roosevelt's act as a precedent for indefinitely imprisoning U.S. citizens and suspected "enemy combatants" without charge. O'Donnell illustrates the parallels between then and now, offering a cautionary tale of the danger of unchecked executive power in a time of crisis.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 206517 KB; MP3 file size: 404753 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
Sabotage -- United States -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Germany
Nazi Saboteurs Trial, Washington, D.C., 1942
Genre/Form: Audiobooks.
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