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Dark Mirror

Edward Snowden and the Surveillance State

Barton Gellman

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Jonathan Cape
23 September 2020
History; Espionage & secret services
"A remarkable, authentic and chilling expose of a global conspiracy that reads like a first-rate conspiracy thriller - a book of gripping, compulsive and disturbing impact." - William Boyd


Dark Mirror is the ultimate inside account of the vast, global surveillance network that now pervades all our lives.

Barton Gellman's informant called himself 'Verax', the truth-teller. It was only later that Verax unmasked himself as Edward Snowden.

Gellman's primary role in bringing Snowden's revelations to light - for which he shared the Pulitzer Prize - is only the beginning of this gripping, real-life spy story.

Snowden unlocked the door; here Gellman describes what he found on the other side over the course of his lengthy investigation. It is also the story of his own escalating battle against unknown digital adversaries after he discovered his own name on a file in the NSA document trove and realised he was also under attack.

Through a gripping narrative of paranoia, clandestine operations and jaw-dropping revelations, Dark Mirror delineates in full for the first time the hidden superstructure that connects government espionage with Silicon Valley... and the most powerful corporation whose name you've never heard.

Who is spying on us and why? Here are the answers!
By:   Barton Gellman
Imprint:   Jonathan Cape
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   660g
ISBN:   9781847926401
ISBN 10:   1847926401
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   23 September 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Barton Gellman is a prize-winning journalist and author whose awards include three Pulitzer Prizes, two George Polk Awards and Harvard's Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting. Now based at the Century Foundation, Gellman was a correspondent for the Washington Post for over 20 years where he led the team that won the 2014 Pulitzer for Public Service for coverage of the global surveillance machinery. His bestselling Angler- The Cheney Vice Presidency was a New York Times Notable Book of 2008 and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Reviews for Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the Surveillance State

A remarkable tale extremely well told * Financial Times on Angler * Until now I assumed it would take decades ... for an author (say, some future Robert Caro) to uncover and describe Cheney's secretive role * Washington Post on Angler * A frightening expose on the powerful networks watching you that you haven't even heard of * Esquire * An endlessly insightful narrative ... that deserves its place alongside All the President's Men ... and other classics of the genre ... A riveting, timely book sure to be one of the most significant of the year * Kirkus * Jaw-dropping ... it reads like a thriller * New York Times on Angler *


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