The Puzzle Palace by James Bamford audiobook

The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America's Most Secret Intelligence Organization

By James Bamford
Read by Paul Boehmer

Tantor Audio 9780140067484
20.41 Hours Unabridged
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In this remarkable tour de force of investigative reporting, James Bamford exposes the inner workings of America's largest, most secretive, and arguably most intrusive intelligence agency. The NSA has long eluded public scrutiny, but The Puzzle Palace penetrates its vast network of power and unmasks the people who control it, often with shocking disregard for the law. So sensitive was the information uncovered that the agency twice attempted to suppress the book, threatened the author with prosecution, and even raided one of the libraries he used. This is a brilliant account of the use and abuse of technological espionage.

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Summary

Summary

In this remarkable tour de force of investigative reporting, James Bamford exposes the inner workings of America's largest, most secretive, and arguably most intrusive intelligence agency. The NSA has long eluded public scrutiny, but The Puzzle Palace penetrates its vast network of power and unmasks the people who control it, often with shocking disregard for the law. So sensitive was the information uncovered that the agency twice attempted to suppress the book, threatened the author with prosecution, and even raided one of the libraries he used. This is a brilliant account of the use and abuse of technological espionage.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There have been glimpses inside the NSA before, but until now no one has published a comprehensive and detailed report on the agency…Mr. Bamford has emerged with everything except the combination to the director’s safe.” New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: James Bamford

Author Bio: James Bamford

James Bamford is the author of Body of Secrets, The Puzzle Palace, and A Pretext for War, and has written on national security for the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. His Rolling Stone article “The Man Who Sold the War” won the 2006 National Magazine Award for reporting. Formerly the Washington investigative producer for ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and a distinguished visiting professor at the University of California–Berkeley, he lives in Washington, DC.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 20.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English