The Puzzle Palace: A Report on America's Most Secret Agency

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Penguin Books, 1983 - History - 655 pages
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 In this remarkable tour de force of investigative reporting, James Bamford exposes the inner workings of America's largest, most secretive, and arguably most intrusive intelligence agency. The NSA has long eluded public scrutiny, but The Puzzle Palace penetrates its vast network of power and unmasks the people who control it, often with shocking disregard for the law. With detailed information on the NSA's secret role in the Korean Airlines disaster, Iran-Contra, the first Gulf War, and other major world events of the 80s and 90s, this is a brilliant account of the use and abuse of technological espionage.

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Review: The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America's Most Secret Intelligence Organization

User Review  - Karl Anders Ljungberg - Goodreads

I guess you could call it a classic in its genre-or it waiting to be.. Read full review

Review: The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America's Most Secret Intelligence Organization

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Long before the current scandals, The Puzzle Palace presented an insider's view of electronic eavesdropping capability. One can only imagine how far technology has developed since then. More Read full review

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James Bamford's The Puzzle Palace was a national bestseller when it was first published and now regarded as a classic. He was until recently Washington Investigative Producer for ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and has written investigative cover stories for the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine.

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