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How America Lost Its Secrets - Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft-logo

How America Lost Its Secrets - Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft

Edward Jay Epstein

A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become--as exciting as any political thriller, and far more important. After details of American government surveillance were published in 2013, Edward Snowden, formerly a subcontracted IT analyst for the NSA, became the center of an international controversy: Was he a hero, traitor, whistle-blower, spy? Was his theft legitimized by the nature of the information he exposed? When is it necessary for governmental transparency to give way to subterfuge? Edward Jay Epstein brings a lifetime of journalistic and investigative acumen to bear on these and other questions, delving into both how our secrets were taken and the man who took them. He makes clear that by outsourcing parts of our security apparatus, the government has made classified information far more vulnerable; how Snowden sought employment precisely where he could most easily gain access to the most sensitive classified material; and how, though he claims to have acted to serve his country, Snowden is treated as a prized intelligence asset in Moscow, his new home. From the Hardcover edition.

A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become--as exciting as any political thriller, and far more important. After details of American government surveillance were published in 2013, Edward Snowden, formerly a subcontracted IT analyst for the NSA, became the center of an international controversy: Was he a hero, traitor, whistle-blower, spy? Was his theft legitimized by the nature of the information he exposed? When is it necessary for governmental transparency to give way to subterfuge? Edward Jay Epstein brings a lifetime of journalistic and investigative acumen to bear on these and other questions, delving into both how our secrets were taken and the man who took them. He makes clear that by outsourcing parts of our security apparatus, the government has made classified information far more vulnerable; how Snowden sought employment precisely where he could most easily gain access to the most sensitive classified material; and how, though he claims to have acted to serve his country, Snowden is treated as a prized intelligence asset in Moscow, his new home. From the Hardcover edition.
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A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become--as exciting as any political thriller, and far more important. After details of American government surveillance were published in 2013, Edward Snowden, formerly a subcontracted IT analyst for the NSA, became the center of an international controversy: Was he a hero, traitor, whistle-blower, spy? Was his theft legitimized by the nature of the information he exposed? When is it necessary for governmental transparency to give way to subterfuge? Edward Jay Epstein brings a lifetime of journalistic and investigative acumen to bear on these and other questions, delving into both how our secrets were taken and the man who took them. He makes clear that by outsourcing parts of our security apparatus, the government has made classified information far more vulnerable; how Snowden sought employment precisely where he could most easily gain access to the most sensitive classified material; and how, though he claims to have acted to serve his country, Snowden is treated as a prized intelligence asset in Moscow, his new home. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Bybee

Length:

12h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:29


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:24


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:46


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:00


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:02


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:46


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:10


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:23


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:36


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:40


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:57


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:42


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:22


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:10


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:15


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:44


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:33


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:23


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:46


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:59


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:29


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:17


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:41


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:46


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:12


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:23


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:02


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:25


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:38


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:37


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:37


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:07


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:36