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The Resource Dark mirror : Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state, Barton Gillman ; research assistant, Ashkan Soltani

Dark mirror : Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state, Barton Gillman ; research assistant, Ashkan Soltani

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Dark mirror : Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state
Title
Dark mirror
Title remainder
Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state
Statement of responsibility
Barton Gillman ; research assistant, Ashkan Soltani
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Language
eng
Summary
Dark Mirror is a true-life spy tale about the surveillance-industrial revolution and its discontents. Along the way, with the benefit of fresh reporting, it tells the full story of a government leak unrivaled in drama since All the President's Men. Edward Snowden touched off a global debate in 2013 when he gave Barton Gellman, Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald each a vast and explosive archive of highly classified files revealing the extent of the American government's access to our every communication. They shared the Pulitzer Prize that year for public service. For Gellman, who never stopped reporting, that was only the beginning. He jumped off from what Snowden gave him to track the reach and methodology of the U.S. surveillance state and bring it to light with astonishing new clarity. Along the way, he interrogated Snowden's own history and found important ways in which myth and reality do not line up. Gellman treats Snowden with respect, but this is no hagiographic account, and Dark Mirror sets the record straight in ways that are both fascinating and important. Dark Mirror is the story that Gellman could not tell before, a gripping inside narrative of investigative reporting as it happened and a deep dive into the machinery of the surveillance state. Gellman recounts the puzzles, dilemmas and tumultuous events behind the scenes of his work - in top secret intelligence facilities, in Moscow hotel rooms, in huddles with Post lawyers and editors, in Silicon Valley executive suites, and in encrypted messages from anonymous accounts. Within the book is a compelling portrait of national security journalism under pressure from legal threats, government investigations, and foreign intelligence agencies intent on stealing Gellman's files
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1960-
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Gellman, Barton
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Soltani, Ashkan
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  • Snowden, Edward J
  • Gellman, Barton
  • United States
  • Electronic intelligence
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Domestic intelligence
  • Leaks (Disclosure of information)
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
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Dark mirror : Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state, Barton Gillman ; research assistant, Ashkan Soltani
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
p2251559233
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xvii, 675 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593171868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Dark mirror : Edward Snowden and the American surveillance state, Barton Gillman ; research assistant, Ashkan Soltani
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251559233
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xvii, 675 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593171868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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