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The Resource Secrets : a memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon papers, Daniel Ellsberg

Secrets : a memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon papers, Daniel Ellsberg

Label
Secrets : a memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon papers
Title
Secrets
Title remainder
a memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon papers
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Ellsberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Daniel Ellsberg began his career as a U.S. Marine company commander, a Pentagon official, and a staunch supporter of America's battle against Communist expansion. But in October 1969, Ellsberg--fully expecting to spend the rest of his life in prison--set out to turn around American foreign policy by smuggling out of his office the seven-thousand-page top-secret study, known as the Pentagon Papers, of U.S. decision making in Vietnam. Ellsberg tells the full story of how and why he became one of the nation's most impassioned and influential antiwar activists--and how his actions helped alter the course of U.S. history. Covering the decade between his entry into the Pentagon and Nixon's resignation, Secrets is Ellsberg's meticulously detailed insider's account of the secrets and lies that shaped American foreign policy during the Vietnam era. Ellsberg provides a vivid eyewitness account of the two years he spent behind the lines in Vietnam as a State Department observer--an experience that convinced him of the hopelessness of Johnson's policies and profoundly altered his own political thinking. As Ellsberg recounts with drama and insight, the release of the Pentagon Papers, first to The New York Times and The Washington Post, set in motion a train of events that ultimately toppled a president and helped to end an unjust war. Infused with the political passion and turmoil of the Vietnam era, Secrets is at once the memoir of a committed, daring man, an insider's expose of Washington, and a meditation on the meaning of patriotism under a government intoxicated by keeping secrets
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellsberg, Daniel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558
LC item number
.E44 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Ellsberg, Daniel
Label
Secrets : a memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon papers, Daniel Ellsberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-475) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • "Off the diving board" : July 1965
  • 6.
  • Joining the Foreign Legion
  • 7.
  • Vietnam : the Lansdale team
  • 8.
  • Travels with Vann
  • 9.
  • Losing hope
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Rach Kien
  • 11.
  • Leaving Vietnam
  • 12.
  • Jaundice
  • 13.
  • The power of truth
  • 14.
  • Campaign '68
  • The Tonkin Gulf : August 1964
  • 15.
  • To the Hotel Pierre
  • 16.
  • The morality of continuing the war
  • 17.
  • War resisters
  • 18.
  • Extrication
  • 19.
  • Murder and the lying machine
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • Copying the papers
  • 21.
  • The Rand letter
  • 22.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 23.
  • Leaving Rand
  • 24.
  • Kissinger
  • Cold warrior, secret keeper
  • 25.
  • Congress
  • 26.
  • To the New York Times
  • 27.
  • May Day 1971
  • 28.
  • Approaching June 13
  • 29.
  • Going underground
  • 3.
  • 30.
  • The war goes on
  • 31.
  • The road to Watergate
  • 32.
  • End of a trial
  • The road to escalation
  • 4.
  • Planning provocation
Control code
49386042
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 498 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670030309
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002016874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Secrets : a memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon papers, Daniel Ellsberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-475) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • "Off the diving board" : July 1965
  • 6.
  • Joining the Foreign Legion
  • 7.
  • Vietnam : the Lansdale team
  • 8.
  • Travels with Vann
  • 9.
  • Losing hope
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Rach Kien
  • 11.
  • Leaving Vietnam
  • 12.
  • Jaundice
  • 13.
  • The power of truth
  • 14.
  • Campaign '68
  • The Tonkin Gulf : August 1964
  • 15.
  • To the Hotel Pierre
  • 16.
  • The morality of continuing the war
  • 17.
  • War resisters
  • 18.
  • Extrication
  • 19.
  • Murder and the lying machine
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • Copying the papers
  • 21.
  • The Rand letter
  • 22.
  • Capitol Hill
  • 23.
  • Leaving Rand
  • 24.
  • Kissinger
  • Cold warrior, secret keeper
  • 25.
  • Congress
  • 26.
  • To the New York Times
  • 27.
  • May Day 1971
  • 28.
  • Approaching June 13
  • 29.
  • Going underground
  • 3.
  • 30.
  • The war goes on
  • 31.
  • The road to Watergate
  • 32.
  • End of a trial
  • The road to escalation
  • 4.
  • Planning provocation
Control code
49386042
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 498 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670030309
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002016874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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