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 20 years and four presidencies and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicians 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.
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By Boots on 03-05-17
Stand up and be counted.
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After listening to this book I started to read 7000 + Page documents of the Pentagon papers that are in the National Archives available on the internet. I got through about 500 pages and found it incredibly interesting it's nothing more than a history book; and I was wondering what team men and women sat down in a room somewhere in the Pentagon and put this together; it's written like a college paper it's very structured; very articulated, punctuated referenced, it's amazing. It really would have been amazing to have seen the first reporters eyes pop out when they got portions of this document and then synopsized it into the newspapers. I particularly enjoyed the stance that the newspapers had against the US government to publish the sections they did, and not back down. My thanks to David Ellsberg for having the strength to proceed with what he did.
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By Sharon Gavin on 23-04-18
Just what I wanted
This book struck the right balance between information and storytelling. It held my attention on my 6hr drive and I couldn’t wait to listen to the end, so finished it at home.