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Most dangerous : Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War

by Sheinkin, Steve,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 20 of 20 copies
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CLP - Homewood Teen Non-Fiction CT275.E38518 S54 2015
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction CT275.E38518 S54 2015
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Non-Fiction CT275.E38518 S54 2015
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Teen Non-Fiction YA 959.7 She
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Dormont Public Library Young Adult Non-Fiction YA 959.704 S4
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J 959.704 SHEINKIN
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Non-Fiction YA 959.704 She
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North Versailles Public Library Non-Fiction 959.704 SHEI
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Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult YA 959.704 SHEIN
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Northland Public Library Teen YA 959.704 SH4
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Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B ELLSBERG
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 959.7 SH
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Penn Hills Library Youth Y 959.704 SHE
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Robinson Library Teen Non-Fiction YA 959.70 SHEINKIN
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Scott Township Library Teen Non-Fiction 959.7 SHEINK [YA]
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Sewickley Public Library Young Adult Nonfiction YA 959.704 SHE 2015
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Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Non-Fiction YA 959.7 S
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South Fayette Township Library Young Adult YA BIO 92 ELL
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Young Adult Nonfiction 959.7 SHE YA
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Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Nonfiction 959.7 SHE HISTORY
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Summary

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 winner
A National Book Award finalist
A Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon book
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature finalist
Selected for the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People List

In 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 Post

Also by Steve Sheinkin:

Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon
The Notorious Benedict Arnold: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism & Treachery
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion
King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution
Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil War
Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across America

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Sheinkin Newbery Honor winner for Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (2012) tackles the tangled narrative of the Vietnam War in his latest book. Focusing on the life of Daniel Ellsberg, Sheinkin offers a fascinating portrait of a brilliant, idealistic man and his decision to leak the Pentagon Papers, revealing unsavory government secrets about America's involvement in Vietnam. A product of the Cold War, Ellsberg was intrigued by questions of risk and crisis decision making, leading to his career as a think-tank analyst and eventual role as government whistle-blower. To create a broader backdrop for the narrative, Sheinkin includes stories of prisoners of war and White House machinations, though the POWs fall away by the end of the book as the secrets spiral beyond everyone's control, even Ellsberg's. Readers will not have much empathy for the government leaders as portrayed in this book, although Sheinkin does reveal a softer side to the otherwise ruthless Richard Nixon. Ellsberg's time spent with patrols in Vietnam is particularly well written, relaying the palpable atmosphere of hopeless ambiguity that strongly influenced Ellsberg's decisions. Sheinkin's extensive research includes black-and-white period photographs and author interviews with Ellsberg and his wife. Most Dangerous is thorough and challenging, and readers are left to determine whether Ellsberg and whistle-blowers in general is a hero or a traitor. Powerful and thought-provoking.--Dean, Kara Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Sheinkin (The Port Chicago 50) has done again what he does so well: condense mountains of research into a concise, accessible, and riveting account of history. This time he focuses on the turbulent Vietnam War era, using as his lens Daniel Ellsberg, the leaker of the Pentagon Papers. Divided into three sections, the book's short chapters detail Ellsberg's transformation from U.S. Marine, government analyst, and "cold warrior" to antiwar activist and whistle-blower. Initial pages list nearly 100 characters central to the Ellsberg-Vietnam story, including politicians, reporters, military personnel, and Vietnamese officials. Each appears chronologically in the expansive narrative, which also traces how several U.S. presidents and their often-secretive policies led to the prolonged conflict in Southeast Asia. Chapters dealing with Ellsberg's clandestine leak of a top-secret government study of the war, as well as the Nixon White House's response, read like the stuff of spy novels and will keep readers racing forward. On the 40th anniversary of the evacuation of Saigon, the book's themes still resonate, as the epilogue about whistle-blower Edward Snowden points out. Ages 10-14. Agent: Susan Cohen, Writers House. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Ellsberg, Daniel -- Juvenile literature.
Ellsberg, Daniel.
Rand Corporation -- Employees -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Pentagon Papers -- Juvenile literature.
Pentagon Papers.
Whistle blowing -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Vietnam -- Juvenile literature.
Vietnam -- Foreign relations -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974 -- Juvenile literature.
Biographies.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 370 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-358) and index.
ISBN 9781596439528
1596439521
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