Prime The Pentagon Papers: The Secret History of the Vietnam WarAutor Neil Sheehan –

The WikiLeaks Of Its Day Time Is As Relevant As Ever To Present Day American Politics The Most Significant Leaks Of Classified Material In American History The Washington Post Not Fake News The Basis For The Film The Post By Academy Award Winning Director Steven Spielberg, The Pentagon Papers Are A Series Of Articles, Documents, And Studies Examining The Johnson Administration S Lies To The Public About The Extent Of US Involvement In The Vietnam War, Bringing To Light Shocking Conclusions About America S True Role In The Conflict Published By The New York Times In , The Pentagon Papers Riveted An Already Deeply Divided Nation With Startling And Disturbing Revelations About The United States Involvement In Vietnam The Washington Post Called Them The Most Significant Leaks Of Classified Material In American History And They Remain Relevant Today As A Reminder Of The Importance Of A Free Press And First Amendment Rights The Pentagon Papers Demonstrated That The Government Had Systematically Lied To Both The Public And To Congress This Incomparable, Page Volume Includes The Truman And Eisenhower Years By Fox Butterfield Origins Of The Insurgency In South Vietnam By Fox Butterfield The Kennedy Years By Hedrick Smith The Overthrow Of Ngo Dinh Diem May November, By Hedrick Smith The Covert War And Tonkin Gulf February August, By Neil Sheehan The Consensus To Bomb North Vietnam August, February, By Neil Sheehan The Launching Of The Ground War March July, By Neil Sheehan The Buildup July, September, By Fox Butterfield Secretary McNamara S Disenchantment October, May, By Hedrick Smith The Tet Offensive And The Turnaround By E W Kenworthy Analysis And Comment Court Records Biographies Of Key Figures With A Brand New Foreword By James L Greenfield, This Edition Of The Pulitzer Prize Winning Story Is Sure To Provoke Discussion About Free Press And Government Deception, And Shed Some Light On Issues In The Past And The Present So That We Can Better Understand And Improve The Future The Pentagon Papers: The Secret History of the Vietnam War

About the Author: Neil Sheehan

Neil Sheehan is the author of A Fiery Peace in a Cold War and A Bright Shining Lie, which won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1989 He spent three years in Vietnam as a war correspondent for United Press International and The New York Times and won numerous awards for his reporting In 1971, he obtained the Pentagon Papers, which brought the Times the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for meritorious public service Sheehan lives in Washington, D.C He is married to the writer Susan Sheehan.

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