Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Sheinkin, Steve, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Young Adult, Non-Fiction    YA 959.7043 SHE    On Holdshelf
Edition First edition.
Description 370 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Juvenile lcsh
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-358) and index.
Summary On June 13, 1971, 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 twenty years and four presidencies, and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicians claiming to represent their interests. Sheinkin tells how Daniel Ellsberg risked everything to expose the government's deceit.
Contents Prologue: Feasibility Study -- Cold warrior -- Day one -- Hostile action -- Welcome Americans -- Wider war -- Patricia -- Limited operations -- Diving board -- Kill ratio -- Escalation -- Break-up -- Making progress -- Search and destroy -- Lasting impression -- Credibility gap -- The power of leaks -- Low point -- Madman theory -- The Pentagon Papers -- Whole vote -- Night work -- Troublemaker -- Behind the mask -- Bridges burned -- War room -- A matter of patriotism -- Slow build -- Mr. Boston -- Underground -- Arrest -- Fame -- The plumbers -- Bag job -- Consequences -- Preposterous -- Peace with honor? -- Bizarre events -- Painful truth -- Epilogue: History repeats.
Audience Ages 10 to 14.
Subject Ellsberg, Daniel -- Juvenile literature.
Rand Corporation -- Employees -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Pentagon Papers -- Juvenile literature.
Whistle blowing -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Defense information, Classified -- United States -- 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.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781596439528 (hardback)
1596439521 (hardback)

Available items only