Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin audiobook

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

By Steve Sheinkin
Read by Ray Porter

Listening Library, Listening Library (Audio) 9781596439528
7.88 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780553552768

From Steve Sheinkin, the award–winning author of The Port Chicago 50 and Bomb comes a tense, exciting exploration of what the Times deemed “the greatest story of the century”: how Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into “the most dangerous man in America,” and risked everything to expose the government’s deceit. On June 13, 1971, the front page of the New York Times announced the existence of a seven thousand page collection of documents containing a secret history of the Vietnam War. Known as The Pentagon Papers, these documents had been commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Chronicling every action the government had taken in the Vietnam War, they revealed a pattern of deception spanning over twenty years and four presidencies, and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicans claiming to represent their interests. A provocative audiobook that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, Most Dangerous further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children’s nonfiction.

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Summary

Summary

A National Book Award Finalist

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Young Adults

A Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015 for Teen Books with an Adrenaline Rush

From Steve Sheinkin, the award–winning author of The Port Chicago 50 and Bomb comes a tense, exciting exploration of what the Times deemed “the greatest story of the century”: how Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into “the most dangerous man in America,” and risked everything to expose the government’s deceit.

On June 13, 1971, the front page of the New York Times announced the existence of a seven thousand page collection of documents containing a secret history of the Vietnam War. Known as The Pentagon Papers, these documents had been commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Chronicling every action the government had taken in the Vietnam War, they revealed a pattern of deception spanning over twenty years and four presidencies, and forever changed the relationship between American citizens and the politicans claiming to represent their interests.

A provocative audiobook that interrogates the meanings of patriotism, freedom, and integrity, Most Dangerous further establishes Steve Sheinkin as a leader in children’s nonfiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sheinkin has done again what he does so well: condense mountains of research into a concise, accessible, and riveting account of history…[This book] will keep readers racing forward.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Powerful and thought-provoking.” Booklist (starred review)
“Fast-paced and fascinating…backed up by meticulous research.” VOYA
“Lively, detailed prose rooted in a tremendous amount of research, fully documented…Easily the best study of the Vietnam War available for teen readers.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Steve Sheinkin

Author Bio: Steve Sheinkin

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic histories for young readers. His The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights was longlisted for the National Book Award. Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon was a Newbery Honor Book, a National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award and YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.88
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English