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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Sibel Edmonds (March 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615602223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615602226
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Edmonds must feel a bit like Alice at the tea party, where justice is not being served, and where a secret is a secret but why it's a secret or who says it's a secret is a secret, and we can't tell you why because it's a secret -- Editorial, Seattle Post
 
"She's credible. And the reason I feel she's very credible is because people within the FBI have corroborated a lot of her story." --Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), "60 Minutes"
 
 
"Sibel Edmonds would not let an intimidating FBI shut her mouth, and as a result, suffered grievous consequences, but she has persevered and we are better off for her sacrifices." -- Paul Newman

About the Author

Sibel Edmonds is the editor of Boiling Frogs Post and the founder- director of National Security Whistleblowers Coalition. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award. Ms. Edmonds worked as a language specialist for the FBI where she reported serious acts of security breaches and cover-ups, and for that she was retaliated against and ultimately fired. The court proceedings on her case were blocked by the assertion of State Secrets Privilege, and the U.S. Congress has been gagged and prevented from taking up or even discussing her case through retroactive classification issued by the Department of Justice. Ms. Edmonds has a MA in Public Policy from George Mason University, and a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from George Washington University.

More About the Author

Sibel Edmonds is editor of Boiling Frogs Post and founder- director of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, and author of the acclaimed book Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story, and a brand new novel The Lone Gladio. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award. Ms. Edmonds has been subjected to several government-asserted State Secrets Privilege orders, and the U.S. Congress has been indefinitely gagged and prevented from taking up her case through unprecedented retroactive classification orders issued by the Department of Justice. She is nationally recognized as the most classified woman in the United States. Ms. Edmonds is a certified linguist, fluent in four languages, and has an MA in public policy from George Mason University and a BA in criminal justice and psychology from George Washington University.

Customer Reviews

This book was a very interesting, compelling read - well written.
Wendy
The best thing you can do for your country is to buy this book today, read it, and tell all your friends and family to do the same.
Trevin Pinto
We need More people, like Sibel, in our government, willing to blow those folks in, who are abusing our system of Laws!
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284 of 285 people found the following review helpful By David Swanson on April 30, 2012
Format: Paperback
Sibel Edmonds' new book, "Classified Woman," is like an FBI file on the FBI, only without the incompetence.

The experiences she recounts resemble K.'s trip to the castle, as told by Franz Kafka, only without the pleasantness and humanity.

I've read a million reviews of nonfiction books about our government that referred to them as "page-turners" and "gripping dramas," but I had never read a book that actually fit that description until now.

The F.B.I., the Justice Department, the White House, the Congress, the courts, the media, and the nonprofit industrial complex put Sibel Edmonds through hell. This book is her triumph over it all, and part of her contribution toward fixing the problems she uncovered and lived through.

Edmonds took a job as a translator at the FBI shortly after 9-11. She considered it her duty. Her goal was to prevent any more terrorist attacks. That's where her thinking was at the time, although it has now changed dramatically. It's rarely the people who sign up for a paycheck and healthcare who end up resisting or blowing a whistle.

Edmonds found at the FBI translation unit almost entirely two types of people. The first group was corrupt sociopaths, foreign spies, cheats and schemers indifferent to or working against U.S. national security. The second group was fearful bureaucrats unwilling to make waves. The ordinary competent person with good intentions who risks their job to "say something if you see something" is the rarest commodity. Hence the elite category that Edmonds found herself almost alone in: whistleblowers.

Reams of documents and audio files from before 9-11 had never been translated. Many more had never been competently or honestly translated.
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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By silverthread on April 12, 2012
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A friend surprised me with the loan of Classified Woman by Sibel Edmonds, whose story I was unfamiliar with before reading her memoir. Because I felt I must be fastidiously careful with the loaned copy of the book, I sat perfectly still for the hours it took to read it straight through, since I could not put it down.

Like Ms. Edmonds herself, information that was startling - even appalling - had appeared in front of me without warning, without my seeking it out, and I couldn't turn away. As soon as I finished, I emailed my friend; could I get a copy of the book for my own? Happy birthday, he replied, I could keep the one I had. Thank goodness. I needed to cook dinner and the book had to come with me, propped on the counter risking splatters if necessary. Because I also needed to immediately start rereading the book, and neither could wait.

There's no question that Ms. Edmond's allegations are serious enough that they deserve to be considered by, as she phrases it, the "court of public opinion." This memoir is a brave and significant step in her attempt to bring her story before that public court. And the story itself is suspenseful, complete with twists, turns and a growing sense of chill dread... worthy of a blockbuster!
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85 of 89 people found the following review helpful By R. N. Cable on April 10, 2012
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Smart, conscientious, patriotic citizen and former contractor/translator for the FBI, Sibel Edmonds discovered treason and reported it to her supervisors. Without big pay and perks, she was more effective than most FBI agents. The U.S. government doesn't want you to know this (or about the treason), so her March 2012 memoir is mysteriously "Out of Print." Isn't that funny?
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Scott Ford on April 15, 2012
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The story of Sibel Edmonds is a window into the real-life criminal world that exists in our own government, as well as many other governments, and about which most American citizens are either uninformed or in denial. There are millions of people all around the world who question the official account of September 11th, 2001, an account incidentally whose credibility has been called into question by the very commission who crafted it. And yet, any mention of 9/11 in any context by anyone other than those who continue to use it to this day to justify war crimes is seen as "crazy," "nutty," or "paranoid." In a rare display of bipartisanship, so-called conservatives and so-called liberals dutifully fall in line and support the War on Terror narrative, happily giving up their rights along the way. It is as if the Bush Administration, and now the Obama Administration, who have been caught red-handed telling lie after lie to support the agendas of the military-industrial complex, the Wall Street bankers, the war profiteers, and the transnational corporate crime syndicate, simply somehow MUST be telling the truth about the crime of the century -- a horrific crime of untold proportions which was committed on live TV, thereby ensuring maximum impact to the psyche. After all, this is America! If the 9/11 crime, and the following alleged cover-up, were a conspiracy by any measure, then surely we would know about it. Somebody would have talked. Somebody would have blown the whistle. It would be impossible to conduct such an elaborate operation without somebody, somewhere in the government coming forth and exposing the criminals ... right?

Well here you have it. In your face. A real-life, 100% credible 9/11 whistleblower.
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