Day The Presses Stopped

Day The Presses Stopped

by David Rudenstine
     
 


This bold account provides an original perspective on one of the most significant legal struggles in American history: the Nixon administration's efforts to prohibit the New York Times and the Washington Post from publishing the 7,000-page, top-secret Pentagon Papers, which traced U.S. involvement in Vietnam. In his gripping account of thisSee more details below

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This bold account provides an original perspective on one of the most significant legal struggles in American history: the Nixon administration's efforts to prohibit the New York Times and the Washington Post from publishing the 7,000-page, top-secret Pentagon Papers, which traced U.S. involvement in Vietnam. In his gripping account of this highly charged case, Rudenstine examines new evidence, raises difficult questions, and challenges conventional views of a historic moment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520213821
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Reconsideration1
1McNamara's Study15
2Daniel Ellsberg33
3The New York Times Publishes48
4Nixon's Turnabout66
5The Justice Department's Recommendation77
6The Times is Restrained99
7On the Eve of the Times Trial110
8Inside the White House, Part 1118
9The Washington Post Publishes125
10The Friday Hearing: The Public Session139
11The Friday Hearing: The Closed Session153
12Gurfein's Decision169
13The Post is Restrained185
14On the Eve of the Post's Trial193
15Gesell's Decision204
16The Second Circuit217
17The D.C. Circuit239
18Inside the White House, Part 2252
19The Supreme Court Takes the Case259
20The Briefs266
21The Argument283
22The Decision301
23The Impact of the Disclosures323
24Criminal Investigations and Impeachable Offenses339
25The Supreme Court's Decision and Democracy349
Notes357
Selected Bibliography395
Interviews403
Index405

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