From Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of The Port Chicago 50 and Bomb , comes a tense, exciting exploration of what the Times deemed "the greatest story of the century": how Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into "the most dangerous man in America" and risked everything to expose the government's deceit.
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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This book made history come alive. It was so detailed but interesting so much information that you would not be able to get from any textbook. I loved it!
"A missed opportunity"
Poorly narrated. I just finished listening to "A Savage War of Peace" by Alistair Horne, narrated by James Adams. This is a master class in narrating I feel.
However, if infotainment is what you like then probably you won't know the difference. Maybe Ray Porter was instructed by the publisher to give it the Fox News self-serving treatment. That said, Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly are up there with Ed Murrow and Walter Kronkite. They got it so bang-on right on the election.
OK. Assuming Audible.com listeners already know something about the Vietnam War fiasco, the pointless waste of 50,000 + US lives, not to mention the atrocities perpetrated on the Vietnamese people by the US war machine and arms industry, we don't need to be persuaded by inflection. We are talking about war crimes here, so treat this subject with respect. Hell, even M.A.S.H. got it right!
"'' Most Dangerous " the best book ever to explain the insider view of the Vietnam War."
I loved this book because, being in my early teens I did not understand how anyone could WIN the Vietnam war. With all the causalities being reported. This book gave me an insight into this war , and effected my feeling greatly. I love Ray Porter"s narration. He is a perfect narrator for Most Dangerous . I listened to it straight through.
"Not My Style"
Not bad, but hard to know what is true and what is now. Not a big history buff.
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