Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

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Penguin, 2003 - 500 psl.
In 1971 former Cold War hard-liner Daniel Ellsberg made history by releasing the Pentagon Papers-a 7,000-page top-secret study of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam-to the New York Times and Washington Post. The document set in motion a chain of events that ended not only the Nixon presidency but the Vietnam War. In this remarkable memoir, Ellsberg describes in dramatic detail the two years he spent in Vietnam as a U.S. State Department observer, and how he came to risk his career and freedom to expose the deceptions and delusions that shaped three decades of American foreign policy. The story of one man's exploration of conscience, Secrets is also a portrait of America at a perilous crossroad.

 

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The story of the man who helped bring down Richard Nixon and bring an end to the Vietnam War. This is an amazing book detailing the time he spent in Vietnam and researching for the Rand Corporation ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą

Secrets: a memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon papers

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Before leaking the Pentagon Papers, which documented U.S. foreign-policy failures and deceit in Vietnam from 1945 to 1968, Ellsberg was a gung-ho advisor to the State and Defense departments. One ... Skaityti visą apžvalgą

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PART I
1
Vietnam 1961
3
The Tonkin Gulf August 1964
7
Cold Warrior Secret Keeper
21
The Road to Escalation
48
Planning Provocation
65
Off the Diving Board July 1965
88
Joining the Foreign Legion
98
Murder and the Lying Machine
286
PART III
297
Copying the Papers
299
The Rand Letter
310
Capitol Hill
323
Leaving Rand
330
Kissinger
343
Congress
356

Vietnam The Lansdale Team
102
Travels with Vann
109
Losing Hope
126
Rach Kien
143
Leaving Vietnam
169
PART II
179
Jaundice
181
The Power of Truth
199
Campaign 68
215
To the Hotel Pierre
226
The Morality of Continuing the War
246
War Resisters
262
Extrication
274
To the New York Times
365
May Day 1971
376
Approaching June 13
382
Going Underground
387
PART IV
411
The War Goes On
413
The Road to Watergate
422
End of a Trial
444
Acknowledgments
459
Notes
463
Works Cited
473
Index
479
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Daniel Ellsberg, a Harvard graduate, ex-Marine, and Rand Corporation analyst, was one of the "whiz kids" recruited to serve in the Pentagon during the Johnson administration. In 1971, Ellsberg made headlines around the world when he released the Pentagon Papers. He is now a prominent speaker, writer, and activist.

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