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The War Within: America’s Battle over Vietnam

A lively and painfully engrossing account of America's internal battle over the Vietnam War. Deemed "definitive" by reviewers for the Boston Globe and Portland Oregonian, and hailed widely by critics, it is the fruit of over a decade's worth of research.  In the book the antiwar era comes to life through the words of scores of participants, including virtually all the key players on both sides of the fence.  It tells the full story of how a powerful grassroots movement ended our least popular war.

Wild Man: The Life and Times of Daniel Ellsberg

Wild Man is a richly detailed and extensively researched portrait of Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the top secret Pentagon Papers study of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam to the New York Times, and a history of America from the fortress years of the Cold War to the dislocations of Vietnam and Watergate.  It is a story of both personal courage and conscience, but also of unrealized promise and career failure.  The book vividly recounts the Nixon administration's responses to Ellsberg's leak of the Pentagon Papers and their role in the Watergate scandal that brought down President Nixon. 

The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four

A harrowing tale of one of the most disturbing miscarriages of justice in recent American history, The Wrong Guys tells the story of four innocent young men who confessed to a heinous murder and rape that none of them committed. Though the actual killer was matched to DNA evidence and convicted, and repeatedly declared that he acted alone, police continued to believe that the four young men were guilty despite no physical evidence tying them to the crime.  This Kafkaesque case exposes a deeply flawed legal system.