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Most Dangerous : Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War - Reprint (Paperback)
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Most Dangerous is the award-winning nonfiction account of an ordinary man who wielded the most dangerous weapon: the truth.
In 1964, Daniel Ellsburg 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, Ellsburg 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 2015 National Book Award finalist Most Dangerous further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children's nonfiction.
This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.
Praise for Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War:
2016 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award winner
A 2015 National Book Award finalist
A 2015 Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon book
A 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature finalist
Selected for the 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People List
“Steve Sheinkin is a master of fast-paced histories . . . [this] is Sheinkin’s most compelling one yet. ” —Washington Post
“Easily the best study of the Vietnam War available for teen readers.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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