Most Dangerous
by
 
Sheinkin, Steve

Title
Most Dangerous
 
Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

Author
Sheinkin, Steve
 
Porter, Ray

Subject
Biography & Autobiography
 
Young Adult Nonfiction
 
Politics
 
History

Description
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
Listening Library (Audio)
 
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Date
2015/09/22

Digital Format
MP3
 
OverDrive Listen

Language
English