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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, May 2014: In May of 2013, Edward Snowden, a young systems administrator contracting for the National Security Agency, fled the United States for Hong Kong, carrying with him thousands of classified documents outlining the staggering capabilities of the NSA.’s surveillance programs--including those designed to collect information within the U.S. There Snowden arranged a meeting with Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, and so began the most explosive leak of classified material since the Pentagon Papers, over 40 years ago. No Place to Hide opens with Greenwald’s tense account of his initial cloak-and-dagger encounters with Snowden, then transitions into descriptions of the NSA’s vast information-collection apparatus, including a selection of the “Snowden files” with commentary on the alphabet soup of agencies and code names. And--in typical Greenwald style--the book is packed with his opinions on government snooping, its legality, and the impacts on our Constitutional freedoms. Whether you consider Snowden a whistleblower crying foul on government overreach, or a self-aggrandizing traitor who put national security at risk, Greenwald’s book is thrilling and enlightening, a bellwether moment in a crucial debate. --Jon Foro
"Impassioned . . . gripping . . . Greenwald amplifies our understanding of the N.S.A.’s sweeping ambitions . . . and delivers a fierce argument in defense of the right of privacy."
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"Rings with authority . . . vital for anyone interested in civil liberties . . . this book is an antidote to the common public perception that government spooks are only interested in ‘bad’ people."
"Incisive, slashing . . . Greenwald’s pugilistic skills are on full display . . . If you want to get a handle on what was at stake when Snowden downloaded the government’s most precious secrets onto a thumb drive, this book is your primer."
"Provides an excellent overview of the NSA’s still-classified activities and lack of legal controls, putting the pieces together in a way that daily journalism cannot."
"A vital discussion on Snowden’s revelations."
—Los Angeles Times
"Reads like a thriller . . . With heart-pounding suspense, John le Carre-like intrigue and Jeffersonian fidelity to the principles of human freedom . . . No Place to Hide is also a morality tale about the personal courage required of Snowden and Greenwald and his colleagues to expose government wrongdoing and the risk to their lives, liberties and properties in doing so."
—Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, FOX News
"Shocking . . . It is hard to argue with Greenwald’s contention that ‘the NSA is the definitive rogue agency.’"
—The Christian Science Monitor
"A fascinating read that adds much to the debate on national security and privacy."
—Los Angeles Review of Books
"A smart, impassioned indictment of what Greenwald calls ‘fear-driven, obsequious journalism.’"
—San Francisco Chronicle
"A compelling narrative that puts the most explosive revelations about official criminality into vital context . . . The book ends with a beautiful, barn-burning coda in which Greenwald sets out his case for a society free from surveillance. It reads like the transcript of a particularly memorable speech—an ‘I have a dream’ speech; a ‘Blood, sweat, toil and tears’ speech. . . . It's a speech I hope to hear Greenwald deliver himself someday."
—Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
"Eloquent . . . powerful . . . Greenwald makes a persuasive case that this is a battle that has engulfed us all, and one that has not yet ended"
its a decent read... i don't think what snowden intended is happening. no one cares....Published 2 days ago by Saad N.
Excellent reporting, ESPECIALLY on the importance of privacy in a free society. The early parts read like a thriller, while the latter half is an excellent Civics lesson.Published 3 days ago by macsimize
This book has four distinct stories to tell. The first two chapters detail how Edward Snowdan was able to contact Glenn and Laura Poitras and manage to convince them that he was... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Wawasee Media
Mr. Greenwald wrote the book in an easy to understand sequence.The book is addictive. Once you start reading the book its really hard to stop until you have finished it. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Inderraj Singh
Edward Snowden is one of the most incredible American patriots of all time, and this brilliant account by Glenn Greenwald explains why. Read morePublished 11 days ago by juliannecpayne
Really brings the light to the evils of corporate government and how even politics can't stop surveillance but it's up to individuals who can make a big difference in the worldPublished 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have never wanted to throw a book so far away from myself before. The sad and scary revelations here should be read by all.Published 11 days ago by Wendy A. Augustine
What Snowden did is 100% wrong for a simple fact of breaking the trust of the US government. I am for the U.S. total control to remain the only superpower country in the world. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Ninos
Greensand makes a good case in his book that Snowden is not a traitor...and that the U.S. Newspaper journalist are in the pockets of the politicians in Washington. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer