Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secrets of the Vietnam War

I’m reading “Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secrets of the Vietnam War” by Steve Shienkin. This book describes the true story of government transparency hero Daniel Ellsberg on how he got a job as an insider with access to classified government files, his frustration with thousands of secrets that would anger the regular people if told, and being hunted down by the U.S. Government. My favorite character is, of course, Ellsberg, because he stood up to the government and showed how they hid and lied to the people. The part I like the most is when Henry Kissenger, the secretary of defense at the time, said that Ellsberg was the “most dangerous man in America”. Not only is he the most dangerous, yet he is also the most in danger. He was only part of the reason why the U.S. military was forced to withdraw from Vietnam. I would rate this book a 8/10, and this book was quite awesome mainly because it shows how exciting and intriguing non-fiction can be. I would strongly recommend this book to people who like the history of the U.S.A. and those who want to know the balance between a government and its’ citizens.

Submitted by A.X.

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