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How America Lost Its Secrets : Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft (Hardcover) (Edward Jay Epstein)

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A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become--as exciting as any political thriller, and far more important. After details of American government surveillance were published in 2013, Edward Snowden, formerly a subcontracted IT analyst for the NSA, became the center of an international controversy: Was he a hero, traitor, whistle-blower, spy? Was his theft legitimized by the nature of the information he exposed? When is it necessary for governmental transparency to give way to subterfuge? Edward Jay Epstein brings a lifetime of journalistic and investigative acumen to bear on these and other questions, delving into both how our secrets were taken and the man who took them. He makes clear that by outsourcing parts of our security apparatus, the government has made classified information far more vulnerable; how Snowden sought employment precisely where he could most easily gain access to the most sensitive classified material; and how, though he claims to have acted to serve his country, Snowden is treated as a prized intelligence asset in Moscow, his new home.
Number of Pages: 350.0
Genre: Political Science, True Crime
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Edward Jay Epstein
Language: English
Street Date: January 17, 2017
TCIN: 51756175
UPC: 9780451494566
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-8141

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