Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
By Steve Sheinkin, Author & Illustrator. Here is the award-winning middle-grade nonfiction account of how an ordinary man exposed two decades of government deception of the American public during the Vietnam War; how Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into "the most dangerous man in America." 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, they revealed a decades-long pattern of deception that forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicans claiming to represent their interests. Called "gripping" by the New York Times, Most Dangerous is a provocative book that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity. For ages 10 and up.