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by Daniel Ellsberg

  • ISBN: 067178580X
  • Author: Daniel Ellsberg
  • ePub ver: 1516 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pocket (September 1, 1972)
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I recommend to get the two books together.

I recommend to get the two books together. Papers on the War" is sort of an executive summary of the most important and representative of the 7000 pages of the Pentagon Papers, which is of course the Top Secret report on the history of the Vietnam Wars from 1945 - 1968, commissioned by Robert S. McNamara.

As he wrote in the book’s introduction, In releasing the Pentagon Papers I acted in hope I still hold: that truths that changed me could help Americans free themselves and other victims from our longest war. Simon and Schuster 1972.

Book by Daniel Ellsberg. I read this book a long time ago, and it impressed me greatly. By providing a series of insights into American approaches to a conflict with enemies of the United States who happened to be foreign, if the press can be believed, and by setting himself up as someone who wished to examine the issue of individual guilt in this context, the author managed to transform himself from a secret server of the system to the.

Papers on the War book. Ellsberg believed that the war needed both to be resisted and understood. His papers helped to define both U. S. policies and strategies.

Daniel Ellsberg, who had served as a .  . Marine Corps officer from 1954 to 1957 and worked as a strategic analyst at the RAND Corporation and the Department of Defense, had been an early supporter of . involvement in Indochina and had worked on the preparation of the 1967 study. Though an incomplete version of the Pentagon Papers was published in book form later in 1971, the study remained officially classified until June 2011, when the . government released all 7,000 pages to the public in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of its leakage to the press. By 1969, however, Ellsberg had come to believe that the war in Vietnam was unwinnable.

In 1971, prominent Vietnam War strategist Daniel Ellsberg leaked thousands of pages of the top secret Pentagon Papers to the press.

In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg shook America to its. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (original title). 1h 32min Documentary 11 September 2009 (Canada). The leaking of 'the Pentagon papers' about the Vietnam War in 1971 by Daniel Ellsberg, and their publication in the New York Times, was an epochal event in modern American history. At the time, Ellsberg was widely reviled as a traitor, and many still say that about him. This begs the question as to whether one can be a traitor for informing the public of one's own country about what their leaders are doing in their name and with their money.

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Siralune
I actually ordered this book, "Papers on the War", by mistake, but I do not regret it. I intended to order Ellsberg's "Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers".

I recommend to get the two books together. "Papers on the War" is sort of an executive summary of the most important and representative of the 7000 pages of the Pentagon Papers, which is of course the Top Secret report on the history of the Vietnam Wars from 1945 - 1968, commissioned by Robert S. McNamara.

"Secrets: A Memoir..." reads like a history book and a political thriller, and traces Mr. Ellsberg's very personal journey from being a US Marine, to working for the Rand Corporation privately researching the Vietnam situation for the Defense Department, and then actually working for various government officials who reported directly to the President on Vietnam. He recreates his horror at concluding how his superiors (and he himself) knew the futility of the war effort, yet did not know how to extricate our country from the war, and continuously lied to the American people. Becoming a voice for the anti-war movement, he takes us through the 1968 and 1972 presidential elections, Watergate and the fall of Nixon.

"Secrets: A Memoir..." is a primer on how power corrupts. It is also an important history of what may be the most important era in modern US history. Lessons abound for today.

"Papers on the War" is a great companion book, and can be used as reference and footnotes to the "Secret..."
Thordibandis
didn't finish it yet
Ffyan
I read this book a long time ago, and it impressed me greatly. By providing a series of insights into American approaches to a conflict with enemies of the United States who happened to be foreign, if the press can be believed, and by setting himself up as someone who wished to examine the issue of individual guilt in this context, the author managed to transform himself from a secret server of the system to the most famous domestic enemy of official secrecy in matters relating to national security. Those people who know the identities of the President and Secretary of Defence in November, 1965, might easily guess which one of them sent the other a secret memo expressing the fear that the odds were about even that the future could be worse. If this doesn't make any sense to you, you might gain something from reading this book.
melody of you
Mr. Ellsberg is asking all readers to purchase his books and others at other outlets that are not suppressing free speech via Wikileaks. Please listen to the man who did the right thing then and is doing it again.
TheJonnyTest
I was in the lottery during the war. My birth date came up very late. I knew I would not have to go, but I heard the groans and 'oh my gods' from the others who were not so lucky. We had National guard troops on our campus. One person lost a leg to a bayonet -- a minor wound to compared to those who went and came back as paraplegics or blind; the lucky ones were killed outright. Elsberg is our hero for telling the truth. That's all he did. He told the truth. In Albuquerque, when I voted in the Nixon election I raced home on my bicycle invigorated by having written in "Daniel Elsberg" on a brown strip of paper that scrolled from the voting machine. He was my candidate for President . Later I turned on the TV and waited for my vote to be announced -- and 1 vote for Daniel Elsberg. It wasn't.

I didn't buy this book on amazon I bought it years before the internet or Amazon was even dreamed of. It still has a hallowed place on my book shelf and in my heart.

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