The Snowden Files : the Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man
"Originally published in Great Britain by Guardian Books, London, and Faber and Faber Ltd., London, in 2014."
"IT BEGAN WITH A TANTALIZING, ANONYMOUS EMAIL: "I AM A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY." What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by exposing the near-universal mass surveillance programs of the United States government. His whistleblowing has shaken the leaders of nations worldwide, and generated a passionate public debate on the dangers of global monitoring and the threat to individual privacy. In a tour de force of investigative journalism that reads like a spy novel, award-winning Guardian reporter Luke Harding tells Snowden's astonishing story--from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Honolulu carrying a hard drive full of secrets, to the weeks of his secret-spilling in Hong Kong, to his battle for asylum and his exile in Moscow. For the first time, Harding brings together the many sources and strands of the story--touching on everything from concerns about domestic spying to the complicity of the tech sector--while also placing us in the room with Edward Snowden himself. The result is a gripping insider narrative--and a necessary and timely account of what is at stake for all of us in the new digital age"-- Provided by publisher.
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Like Greenwald, Harding is also a reporter for the Guardian newspaper and is sympathetic with Snowden’s decision to expose the NSA’s activities. This book is fast-paced and portrays the story from a less personal perspective than Greenwald’s book. According to Harding, multiple players at the Gua... Read More »
Join the discussion on April 21, 2015. In a tour de force of investigative journalism that reads like a spy novel, award-winning "Guardian" reporter Harding tells Snowden's astonishing story -- from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Honolulu carrying a hard drive full of secre... Read More »
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