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No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State [Hardcover]

Glenn Greenwald
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13 May 2014

Glenn Greenwald's No Place to Hide is the story of one of the greatest national security leaks in US history.

In June 2013, reporter and political commentator Glenn Greenwald published a series of reports in the Guardian which rocked the world.

The reports revealed shocking truths about the extent to which the National Security Agency had been gathering information about US citizens and intercepting communication worldwide, and were based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden to Greenwald.

Including new revelations from documents entrusted to Greenwald by Snowden, this essential book tells the story of Snowden and the NSA and examines the far-reaching consequences of the government's surveillance program, both in the US and abroad.

'The first thing I do when I turn on the computer in the morning is go to Glenn Greenwald's blog. He is truly one of our greatest writers right now' Michael Moore

'The most important voice to have entered the political discourse in years' Bill Moyers

Glenn Greenwald is the author of several US bestsellers, including How Would A Patriot Act?, and A Tragic Legacy. Acclaimed as one of the twenty-five most influential political commentators by The Atlantic, Greenwald is a former constitutional law and civil rights attorney. He has been a columnist for the Guardian since August 2012 and his work has appeared in numerous newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton (13 May 2014)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0241146690
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241146699
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,634 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The inside account. Action-packed, engrossing and polemical Daily Telegraph To put it simply, Greenwald has had one hell of a dizzying run, at the white-hot centre of the media universe as the most reliable source for NSA surveillance scoops GQ Persuasive, thrilling and necessary Globe and Mail Impassioned The New York Times Pulse-pounding Wired In Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden found a perfect match. 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 Slate Rings with authority Chicago Tribune The story of Edward Snowden is remarkable. Has all the makings of a thriller. Greenwald provides an excellent overview, putting the pieces together in a way that daily journalism cannot Economist Compelling, powerful, shocking, important Observer At times, this account by Greenwald of how he landed one of the biggest scoops of the century feels like it has come straight out of the pages of a Robert Ludlum thriller Sunday Times Spectacular. Dedicated, fearless journalism Spiegel (Germany) Between a spy thriller and analysis ... an impassioned book Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany) Rewarding. Some passages read like a Tom Clancy CIA thriller General Anzeiger (Germany) Gripping. Not only does [No Place to Hide] confirm what many have suspected - that surveillance is happening - but it also makes clear that it's happening on an almost unimaginably vast scale Guardian

About the Author

Glenn Greenwald is the author of several US bestsellers, including How Would A Patriot Act?, and A Tragic Legacy. Acclaimed as one of the twenty-five most influential political commentators by The Atlantic, Greenwald is a former constitutional law and civil rights attorney. He has been a columnist for the Guardian since August 2012 and his work has appeared in numerous newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inside account of NSA spying scandal 24 May 2014
By Charles TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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This book is about the current scandal involving the NSA's (National Security Agency, American government agency that spies on communications ) mass spying on the global communications (phone and computer) of the entire world. It is written by journalist Gleen Greenwald who was leaked many documents about what was going on by NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

The fact the NSA is spying on global communications is not anything new, it's the size, scope and illegal nature of the spying that is causing the scandal, for example they were tracking every phone call made by users of AT&T (without needing to get a warrant) and were intercepting routers been sent abroad to put spying devices on them.

This book follows Glenn's first meeting with Edward Snowden, basic information about what is in the documents, the release of the documents, the response to the leaking and what this means politically and philosophically.

It is interesting to read about how the media handle the revealing of government secrets.
"Worse, I knew that the Post would dutifully abide by the unwritten protective rules that govern how the establishment media report on official secrets. According to these rules, which allow the government to control disclosures and minimize, even neuter, their impact, editors first go to officials and advise them what they intend to publish. National security officials then tell the editors all the ways in which national security will supposedly be damaged by the disclosures. A protracted negotiation takes place over what will and will not be published. At best, substantial delay results. Often, patently newsworthy information is suppressed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More Greenwald than Snowden, but very disturbing 20 May 2014
By Jippu
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This is, as the title says, a book about Edward Snowden and the surveillance state in the US. The first part tells the story how Snowden got through to Greenwald (and Laura Poitras) and how he succeeded in getting the NSA papers published in the Guardian against heavy odds. In Greenwald's view, this was done by Snowden in a very rational and effective way, where he wanted to maximize the effect of the NSA's activities, not his own person. The only hitch in the plan was that Snowden got stuck in Russia instead of South America where he would have liked to go. After this, highly gripping and interesting part (but mostly already known) Greenwald immerses in the activities of the NSA and the role of the Obama administration in advancing surveillance in the US. The main impact of the Snowden leaks is surely that we know now in which ways the United States is following its own citizens and foreigners who are in some ways in contact with the US (as most of us who use internet, are). But the most disturbing thing is that the NSA program which was started in long ago and which got a big boost from the 9/11 attacks, has been actively and and enthusiastically been pursued by the Obama administration, which was supposed to be curbing these activities. Even the revelations have done nothing to restrain the US mass spying programs. Greenwald describes the recent activities to justify the spying and the possible consequences of mass spying. The final part of the book is the one not mentioned in the title and which probably accounts for the relative silence about the book in the media, at least in the media most directly criticized by Greenwald. Read more ›
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good and quite terrifying 15 May 2014
By papaf
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I bought this book because I felt that the Snowden revelations are important but I didn't follow all the articles. The book ended up being much more than the retelling of the news stories. I would recommend buying a copy, even to people who think they know all about the leaks. Greenwald has seen more documents than the ones that were released and gives a clear interpretation of, what could appear to be, a few badly put together powerpoint slides.

There is also good background on how the mainstream media works with governments to censor news stories and how some journalists further their careers by discrediting people that challenge the official line.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truth about the world in which we live 20 May 2014
Format:Hardcover
‘No Place to Hide’ written by Glenn Greenwald brings a story of Edward Snowden government spying revelations, book that can be read as an exciting fiction although it is actually a surprising and sometimes shocking faction.

In his book, Glenn Greenwald manages to deliver an unbelievable story about one NSA insider who decided to tell the story to the world that made him the most wanted fugitive and his life a living hell, while the whole world was warned of the complete lack of privacy in time we are living in.

On the book pages the complete story can be found which started from Greenwald initial contact with someone hidden under the secret name Cincinnatus which was Snowden alias back then, author’s coming to Hong Kong and all that happened after which is more or less already known.

It was very interesting to learn how the whole NSA story could despite their contact remain concealed but due the Snowden insistence and his motivation to disclose the information Greenwald wrote them which in the end resulted in highly classified information to be disclosed.

The author provided many details about Snowden thinking and his full awareness what will be the consequences of his actions when this story became known to whole world. Also from the book is completely clear that everything what Snowden did was precisely planned, that at no time he has not succumbed to the pressures but the whole operation was performed exactly as he studiously planned it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Courage at its height
Ed Snowden for President? I can't help feeling the world would be a better place! He and Glenn Greenwald have raised the bar of integrity, courage and sacrifice in our modern era,... Read more
Published 2 days ago by bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating
Highly recommend anyone with an interest to read this! Shocking to see what US government agencies are doing in the dark.
Published 1 month ago by Cina keshmiri
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this book
Haven't finished but it already is a classic read.
Published 1 month ago by Adam Latif
5.0 out of 5 stars You must read this book!
Wow, what a read!! The back story of Edward Snowden and the journalist he worked with contained in this book is amazing. You wont believe that our Governments are getting up to. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Adam
4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty Of Places To Hide
There’s no question that Glenn Greenwald’s reputation initially earned him the trust of Edward Snowden and that he played an early and central role in the unfolding of Snowden’s... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Hamish Adam
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book! Long introduction
Good book! Long introduction, then good description of NSA actions, just at the end longish bit about Glenn's troubles. Eye opening and disturbing. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Anna
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great book, well written, great reasoning. An eye-opener in many senses.
Published 2 months ago by Ljuba Veselinova
4.0 out of 5 stars ... is no way that I would call this a perfect book but it is very...
There is no way that I would call this a perfect book but it is very enlightening. Even if you have followed the Snowden case closely it is very useful to have the account laid out... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andrew Howell
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Interesting
Published 2 months ago by Raymond
5.0 out of 5 stars Worried if someone is reading your email? Read this, and find out what...
Not only is this a great story: From the description of how Glenn Greenwald almost missed out on the story of a lifetime, to how and why Edward Snowden came to be a whistleblower,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mia
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