|aMost dangerous :|bDaniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War /|cSteve Sheinkin.
|aDaniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War
|aNew York :|bRoaring Brook Press,|c2015.
|a370 p. :|bill., maps ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -358) and index.
|aPrologue: Feasibility Study -- Part I. Insider -- Part II. Secrets and Lies -- Part III. Outsider -- Epilogue: History Repeats.
|aFrom 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.
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War is New York Times bestselling author Steve Sheinkin's award-winning nonfiction account of an ordinary man who wielded the most dangerous weapon: the truth. "Easily the best study of the Vietnam War available for teen readers."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award winnerA National Book Award finalistA Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon bookA Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature finalistSelected for the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People ListIn 1964, Daniel Ellsberg was a U.S. government analyst, helping to plan a war in Vietnam. It was the height of the Cold War, and the government would do anything to stop the spread of communism--with or without the consent of the American people. As the fighting in Vietnam escalated, Ellsberg turned against the war. He had access a top-secret government report known as the Pentagon Papers, and he 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 what would happen to him if he did it? A lively book that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, the National Book Award finalist Most Dangerous further establishes Steve Sheinkin--author of Newbery Honor book Bomb as a leader in children's nonfiction.This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum."Gripping."--New York Times Book Review"A master of fast-paced histories... this] is Sheinkin's most compelling one yet. "--Washington PostAlso by Steve Sheinkin: Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous WeaponThe Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & TreacheryUndefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football TeamThe Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil RightsWhich Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward ExpansionKing George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American RevolutionTwo Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil WarBorn to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America