Most Dangerous

Most Dangerous

Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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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 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. A provocative audiobook that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, Most Dangerous further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children's nonfiction.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780553552768
0553552767
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital

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skdawson
Mar 06, 2018

A riveting narrative about the man who obtained and released the Pentagon Papers. This was full of documented history and woven together to make it perfect for not just teenagers, the intended audience, but adults as well who are interested in learning more about the Vietnam War and how it was started, why it continued, and how it finally ended.

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jquick99
Feb 03, 2018

Highly recommend.

This reads like a fast paced thriller...but it’s real life. You learn about the Pentagon Papers, the bumbling Plumbers and thus (very high level) about Watergate.

This book on audio is only about 8 hours...so go ahead and get this, and learn something (and be entertained) over a weekend.

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