Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

Daniel Ellsberg


In 1971 former chilly struggle hard-liner Daniel Ellsberg made historical past by way of liberating the Pentagon Papers-a 7,000-page top-secret research of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam-to the New York Times and Washington Post. The rfile set in movement a sequence of occasions that ended not just the Nixon presidency however the Vietnam conflict. during this impressive memoir, Ellsberg describes in dramatic aspect the 2 years he spent in Vietnam as a U.S. kingdom division observer, and the way he got here to threat his profession and freedom to show the deceptions and delusions that formed 3 many years of yank international coverage. the tale of 1 man's exploration of sense of right and wrong, Secrets can also be a portrait of the USA at a dangerous crossroad.

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