Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
Author: Steve SHEINKIN
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Year Reviewed:: 2016
Review: Freedom, integrity, and patriotism are placed under the microscope in this nonfiction and biographical account of how one man exposed the U.S. government's pattern of lies during four presidencies of the Cold War. Leaked by whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, The Pentagon Papers detailed actions, deceptions, and manipulations the U.S. government had undertaken during the Vietnam era. The resulting investigation as well as the government's portrayal of Ellsberg as villain du jour bear resemblance to the more recent revelations by Edward Snowden.