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Author Sheinkin, Steve, author.
Title Most dangerous : Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War / Steve Sheinkin.
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 Tighe School-Non-Fiction  959.7 SHE    AVAILABLE
Description 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue : Feasibility study -- Part I. Insider. Cold warrior ; Day one ; Hostile action ; Welcome Americans ; Wider war ; Patricia ; Limited operations ; Diving board ; Kill ratio ; Escalation ; Break-up ; Making progress ; Search and destroy ; Lasting impression -- Part II. Secrets and Lies. Credibility gap ; The power of leaks ; Low point ; Madman theory ; The Pentagon Papers ; Whole vote ; Night work ; Troublemaker ; Behind the mask ; Bridges burned ; War room ; A matter of patriotism -- Part III. Outsider. Slow build ; Mr. Boston ; Underground ; Arrest ; Fame ; The plumbers ; Bag job ; Consequences ; Preposterous ; Peace with honor? ; Bizarre events ; Painful truth -- Epilogue : History repeats.
Summary 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.--Publisher description.
"The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 10 to 14.
Awards National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, 2015
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, 2016
Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Award, 2016
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 6.7 11.0 176659.
Accelerated Reader MG+ 6.7 11.0.
Subject Ellsberg, Daniel -- Juvenile literature.
Pentagon Papers -- Juvenile literature.
Rand Corporation -- Employees -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Whistle blowing -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam -- Juvenile literature.
Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974 -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781596439528 (hardback)
1596439521 (hardback)
Standard No. 9781596439528
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