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Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets

· 5 February 2012 |  by Maarten
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Daniel Ellsberg, SecretsSecrets
A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

Daniel Ellsberg


Deze uitgave:
Penguin, 2003
500 pagina’s, paperback
isbn: 9780142003428

Oorspronkelijke uitgave:
Viking Penguin, 2002

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 The 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 its most perilous modern crossroad.

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