The Snowden Files

The Snowden Files

The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man

Book - 2016
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It began with a tantalising, anonymous email: "I am a senior member of the intelligence community..." No name, no job title, no further details. What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach in history: leaking highly sensitive secrets from the heart of US power... The Snowden Files is about how a 29-year-old contractor working for the top secret National Security Agency became the world's most wanted man. It is about the journalists who stumbled into the story of their lives and published against the odds...Moving between Hong Kong and Hawaii, London to New York, the NSA and GCHQ, awardwinning Guardian journalist Luke Harding spins a high-octane account of secrets and defiance, integrity and intrigue...Branded a traitor and hailed a hero, infuriating some and inspiring others, Snowden took extraordinary risks to reveal what he knew. It shocked the world and sparked global debate . This is the story they didn't want you to hear.
Publisher: London Guardian Books, an imprint of Guardian Newspapers Ltd, 2016, ©2014.
ISBN: 9781783351046
1783351047
Characteristics: 384 pages ;,20 cm.

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bookfan_4
Jan 10, 2019

everything about the snowden files and prism, pretty good book about whistleblowers

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jquick99
Sep 08, 2018

Highly recommend.
I’ve been “bad” at keeping up with all things politics for awhile. This book was so informative, and read like a thriller.

I also highly recommend the other book by this author.

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darriellebooks
Mar 13, 2018

Provocative in its desire to paint Snowden as a mere do-gooder with great intentions but a ruined life. I couldn’t put it down and it surpassed any spy novel I’ve ever read. Why there aren’t more whistleblowers is indicative of what we are discovering about the RCMP, Firefighter stations, the military, Hollywood and those in charge of the Catholic Church - a tendency to look the other way and carry on. We have to decide this - as portrayed in the book is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor?

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StarGladiator
Jan 26, 2015

This is a pretty good book, although not nearly as informative as Glenn Greenwald's book, this type of book begs the question: Why only one Edward Snowden at Booz Allen Hamilton [owned by the Carlyle Group]? Why not hundreds? Are the rest traitorous Americans? But then, there was only one Julie Sirrs at the D.I.A., who warned of an impending 9/11 attack in 2000, and brought back the evidence of Unocal and CIA financing and arming of the Taliban and al Qaeda, and was forced out of the DIA - - and only one John Kiriakou at the CIA, and only one Jeffrey Sterling at the CIA, and only one Thomas Drake at the NSA, and only one Cate Jenkins at the EPA [although there was another lady whistleblower there, Dr. Jenkins has been a continuous thorn in their dishonorable side for 20 years or so]? Why only one or two at agencies with thousands upon thousands of employees? And only one Keysha Cooper at WaMu; one honest trader at Merrill Lynch, likewise fired for refusing to undertake illegal activities?

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