|Format:||Print Book 2019|
|Availability:||Available at 34 Libraries 35 of 39 copies|
NEW YORK TIMES 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 message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system andwhy he was moved to expose it.
Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online--a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet's conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.
ContentsLooking through the window
The invisible wall
Cleared and in love
The count of the Hill
Home on the cloud
On the couch
Read, write, execute
From the diaries of Lindsey Mills
Love and exile.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Snowden, Edward J.,
United States. -- National Security Agency/Central Security Service.
Leaks (Disclosure of information) -- United States.
Whistle blowing -- United States.
Electronic surveillance -- United States.
Domestic intelligence -- United States.
|Publisher|| New York :2019
x, 339 pages ; 24 cm