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Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin
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it was amazing
bookshelves: pentagon-papers-copied-released, new-york-times-et-all-published
Read 4 times. Last read April 1, 2018 to April 5, 2018.

This is the story of Ellsberg's release of 7,000 pages of Top Secret Pentagon papers revealing five president's continuing unsuccessful strategies in Vietnam. From Truman to Nixon, the American people were deceived by reports of progress (if we add more service men or bomb more cities in the North) when the war was not possible to win. Ellsberg's conversion from a Pentagon and Rand Corp wartime strategist to the advocate for stopping the war is a revealing of the conviction of a man's mind and soul. And that choice was a factor in changing American history.

Essential reading for Citizens then and now.
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Reading Progress

December 14, 2016 – Shelved
December 14, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
Started Reading (Hardcover Edition)
Started Reading
Started Reading
2018 – Finished Reading
2018 – Finished Reading
2018 – Finished Reading (Hardcover Edition)
April 1, 2018 – Started Reading
April 5, 2018 – Shelved as: pentagon-papers-copied-released
April 5, 2018 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
April 5, 2018 – Shelved as: 5-presidents-dec... (Hardcover Edition)
April 5, 2018 – Shelved as: war-impossible-t... (Hardcover Edition)
April 5, 2018 – Shelved as: men-refusing-to-... (Hardcover Edition)
April 5, 2018 – Shelved as: ellsberg-changes... (Hardcover Edition)
April 5, 2018 – Shelved as: truman-to-nixon-... (Hardcover Edition)
April 5, 2018 – Shelved as: johnson-did-not-... (Hardcover Edition)
April 5, 2018 – Shelved as: new-york-times-et-all-published
April 5, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Very interesting review Cheryl 👍🏻


Cheryl Kennedy Thank you, Maureen.


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