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Most dangerous : Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War / Steve Sheinkin.

By: Sheinkin, Steve.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015Edition: First edition.Description: 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781596439528; 1596439521.Subject(s): Ellsberg, Daniel -- Juvenile literature | Pentagon Papers -- Juvenile literature | Whistle blowing -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | Rand Corporation -- Employees -- Biography -- 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 | Ellsberg, Daniel | Pentagon Papers | Whistle blowing -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Rand Corporation -- Employees -- Biography | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 | United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam | Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974 | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- United States -- History -- 20th Century | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- History -- Military & Wars | JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Historical | Ellsberg, Daniel | Rand Corporation | Vietnam War (1961-1975) | Pentagon Papers | Defense information, Classified | Diplomatic relations | Employees | Politics and government | Whistle blowing | United States | Vietnam | 1900 - 1999Genre/Form: Biographies. | Biography. | History. | Juvenile works. | Biographies.DDC classification: 959.704/3092 Other classification: JNF025210 | JNF025130 | JNF007020
Contents:
Prologue: Feasibility Study -- Part I. Insider -- Part II. Secrets and Lies -- Part III. Outsider -- 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 comissioned 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 politicans claiming to represent their interests. -- Publisher description.Scope and content: "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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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

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 comissioned 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 politicans 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.

Ages 10 to 14.

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