Permanent Record

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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down. In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text ...

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AM0politics

Feb 7, 2020

Informative and Surprising Entertaining

As it turns out Edward Snowden is a surprisingly good writer for a tech/security nerd and activist. I've read a more than a few books on policy, politics, memoirs of politicians etc. As they usually make a good effort to capture interest and attempt to be mildly entertaining, which is appreciated, after the first few you usualy get used to buckling down for a dull yet informative read. This is not at all the case with this book. It's a cover to cover page turner with great insight into the culture and norms of the intelligence community. It honestly rivals books from experienced journalists and non fiction writers.

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