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Description - Body of Secrets by James Bamford

The National Security Agency is the world s most powerful, most far-reaching espionage. Now with a new afterword describing the security lapses that preceded the attacks of September 11, 2001, Body of Secrets takes us to the inner sanctum of America s spy world. In the follow-up to his bestselling Puzzle Palace, James Banford reveals the NSA s hidden role in the most volatile world events of the past, and its desperate scramble to meet the frightening challenges of today and tomorrow. Here is a scrupulously documented account much of which is based on unprecedented access to previously undisclosed documents of the agency s tireless hunt for intelligence on enemies and allies alike. Body of secrets is a riveting analysis of this most clandestine of agencies, a major work of history and investigative journalism. A New York Times Notable Book"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385499088
ISBN-10: 0385499086
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James Bamford

James Bamfordis the author ofBody of Secrets, The Puzzle Palace, andA Pretext for War, and has written on national security forThe New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, and theLos Angeles Times Magazine. HisRolling Stonearticle "The Man Who Sold the War" wonthe 2006National Magazine Award for reporting. Formerly the Washington investigative producer for ABC'sWorld News Tonight with Peter Jenningsand a distinguished visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Bamford lives in Washington, D.C. James Bamfordis available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau at or visit"

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