The Pentagon Papers

Title:                      The Pentagon Papers

Author:                 Neil Sheehan

Sheehan, Neil (1971), Hendrick Smith, E.W. Kenworthy, and Fox Butterfield. The Pentagon Papers: As Published By The New York Times, Based On Investigative Reporting By Neil Sheehan. New York: Bantam Books

LCCN:    72176059

E183.8.V5 P4 1971b


Date Updated:  January 6, 2016

This is the definitive edition of the Pentagon Papers as published by the New York Times in the issues of June 13, 14, and 15, 1971—interrupted by a temporary restraining order and 15 days of litigation, culminating in the Supreme Court decision of June 30—and concluded in the issues of July 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. To provide a comprehensive archive for libraries, universities and private citizens, additional background materials have been provided relating to the writing of the Papers, their place in the history of American policy since 1945, and the constitutional issues raised by their publication in the Times.

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

The original “revelations” by the editors of the New York Times, who broke the story, contains a number of assessments of intelligence estimates as well as an interpretive account of military and related covert operations.

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., pp. 56-57


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