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Permanent Record by [Edward Snowden]
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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.

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Riveting, pacy ― Financial Times

The world's most famous whistleblower ― Guardian

Fascinating ― Observer

A riveting account . . . Reads like a literary thriller ― New York Times

Gripping ― Washington Post

His disclosures of mass surveillance and bulk collection of personal information are as relevant now as they were in 2013 ― Guardian

Full of surprises . . . A deeply reluctant whistleblower . . . he deserves our thanks ― The Nation

Well-written ― The Economist

A very significant figure in the history of intelligence ― Sunday Times

Thriller plot ― London Review of Books

A thoughtful and elegantly written book -- Steven Poole, New Statesmen --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07VXVB3LN
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Macmillan (18 September 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3829 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 289 pages
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Edward Snowden was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and grew up in the shadow of Fort Meade. A systems engineer by training, he served as an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, and worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency. He has received numerous awards for his public service, including the Right Livelihood Award, the German Whistleblower Prize, the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling, and the Carl von Ossietzky Medal from the International League of Human Rights. Currently, he serves as president of the board of directors of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. (author photo copyright Lindsay Mills)

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