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Most Dangerous

Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

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This edition published in by Roaring Brook Press in New York, USA.

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370 pages

In 1964, Daniel Ellsberg was one of the Pentagon insiders helping to plan a war in Vietnam. The mountainous Asian country had long been a clandestine front in America's Cold War with the Soviet Union. The U.S. Government would do anything to stop the spread of communism--with or without the consent of the American people.

But as the fighting in Vietnam escalated. Ellsberg turned against the war. He had access to a top-secret government report known as the Pentagon Papers and knew it could blow the lid off of years of government lies. But did he have the right to expose decades of presidential secrets? And could one man, alone, face the wrath of the government?

This is the story of the seven bloody years that transformed Daniel Ellsberg from a government insider into "the most dangerous man in America," and of the storm that would follow when the secrets of the Vietnam War were finally known.

--front flap

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Most Dangerous

Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

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From Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of The Port Chicago 50 and Bomb comes a tense, exciting exploration of what the Times deemed “the greatest story of the century”: how Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into “the most dangerous man in America,” and risked everything to expose the government’s deceit. On June 13, 1971, the front page of the New York Times announced the existence of a 7,000-page collection of documents containing a secret history of the Vietnam War. Known as The Pentagon Papers, these documents had been commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Chronicling every action the government had taken in the Vietnam War, they revealed a pattern of deception spanning over twenty years and four presidencies, and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicians claiming to represent their interests. A provocative book that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, Most Dangerous further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children’s nonfiction.
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Most Dangerous

Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

1st edition (1)

This edition published in by Roaring Brook Press in New York, USA.


Edition Description

In 1964, Daniel Ellsberg was one of the Pentagon insiders helping to plan a war in Vietnam. The mountainous Asian country had long been a clandestine front in America's Cold War with the Soviet Union. The U.S. Government would do anything to stop the spread of communism--with or without the consent of the American people.

But as the fighting in Vietnam escalated. Ellsberg turned against the war. He had access to a top-secret government report known as the Pentagon Papers and knew it could blow the lid off of years of government lies. But did he have the right to expose decades of presidential secrets? And could one man, alone, face the wrath of the government?

This is the story of the seven bloody years that transformed Daniel Ellsberg from a government insider into "the most dangerous man in America," and of the storm that would follow when the secrets of the Vietnam War were finally known.

--front flap

Table of Contents

Prologue: Feasibility Study --
Part I. Insider --
Part II. Secrets and Lies --
Part III. Outsider --
Epilogue: History Repeats.

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Copyright Date
2015

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
959.704/3092
Library of Congress
CT275.E38518 S54 2015

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
370p.
Number of pages
370

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25936281M
Internet Archive
mostdangerousdan0000shei
ISBN 10
1596439521
ISBN 13
9781596439528
LC Control Number
2014040761
OCLC/WorldCat
927135647, 990811100, 990811515
Amazon.com
1596439521
Google
23310694, PytfCgAAQBAJ

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