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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
The first chapter, which covers how Greenwald met his source and got the documents, is really engrossing, and at times reads like a spy thriller. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by JC Guerrero
More people should read this and wake up to how our government treats your privacy and hides the truth.Published 2 days ago by DMH
"One of the most important books written in 2014.
This isn't a book that tells you about how the government is watching every move you make — we already know that. Read more
If Snowden had gone through channels his revelations would never have seen the light of day.Published 8 days ago by Ruth Robinson
"The Snowdon Files by Luke Harding is a better book for reading about the Snowdon escape and document releases, but this book is far superior in succinctly explaining the... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Wayne Miller
This book is not primarily about Edward Snowden. It is deeper than Snowden’s technical talents, work with NSA intelligence information systems, personal life and motives for his... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Phillip Skaga
First part reads like a thriller, the second delves into the actual documents, and the third makes the case for why we should care. Great book, quick read.Published 9 days ago by Michael B.
"The full story of the emergence of the Edward Snowden revelations about the true scale of the abuses of privacy carried out by the American and British governments. Read morePublished 10 days ago by gisel