Permanent Record

Permanent Record

Hardback (17 Sep 2019) | English

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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.

In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it.

Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online--a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet's conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.

About the Publisher

Metropolitan Books

Metropolitan Books

Henry Holt is one of the oldest publishers in the United States. The company was founded in 1866 by Henry Holt and Frederick Leypoldt, who had emigrated to the United States from his home in Stuttgart eleven years earlier. Holt has always been known for publishing high quality books, including works by such internationally renowned authors as Erich Fromm, Robert Frost, Hermann Hesse, Norman Mailer, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ivan Turgenev and H.G. Wells. Today the publication program focuses on American and international fiction biography, history and politics science, psychology and health and books for children.

Book information

ISBN: 9781250237231
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Imprint: Metropolitan Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 530g
Height: 236mm
Width: 163mm
Spine width: 33mm