No Place to Hide

by Glenn Green­wald (2014)

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This of­fer­ing from Green­wald, an ex- Guardian jour­nal­ist, sums up the hows, wheres, whats and whys of the in­fa­mous Ed­ward Snow­den case – and pulls no punches. Read­ing like a premise straight out of an Or­wellian nightmare ( 1984 any­one?) Green­wald charts the young whistle­blower’s lift­ing the lid off mass sur­veil­lance pro­grams run by the USA’s Na­tional Se­cu­rity Agency (NSA) and other govern­ment agencies that spared no one and noth­ing. Ini­tial chap­ters read no less than your aver­age spy thriller, rife with the nail-bit­ing ten­sion of Snow­den flee­ing to Hong Kong from spies and con­tact­ing Green­wald. But it’s also a nu­anced, fac­tual and jour­nal­is­tic out­line of his­tor­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant events that will have you de­vour the tome from cover to cover in one go.

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