Culture Connect Featured Event
James Goodale will sign copies of his new book Fighting for the Press at 2:00 p.m.
On June 13, 1971, the New York Times published the first of the Pentagon Papers, a series of top-secret Defense Department documents exposing U.S. government policies on the unpopular war in Vietnam. James C. Goodale, then the young chief counsel for the Times, was there leading the legal team every step of the way.This is his compelling, never-before-told story of what happened behind closed doors—the strategies, the decisions, the larger-than-life characters from the worlds of law, politics, journalism, and the military.
"The most detailed and honest inside account yet of the fight to publish the Pentagon Papers by the uncompromising lawyer in the middle of it. This history could not come at a more important time." —Seymour M. Hersh, Pulitzer Prize investigative journalist, five-time Polk Award winner