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

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

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

by James Bamford

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9780395312865
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1982. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 465 pages, with index, acronyms list. A study of the secretive National Security Agency. Medium 8vo (6-3/8" x 9-1/4"), maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, scant shelf wear, in price-clipped dust jacket with Brodart protective cover, stains to jacket on spine and a few smudges elsewhere. Former owner's name written on front pastedown, old price in pencil on front free end paper, pages unmarked.

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Berthoff Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
ALD-314
Title
The Puzzle Palace: A Report on America's Most Secretive Agency
Author
James Bamford
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Good
Quantity Available
1
ISBN 10
0395312868
ISBN 13
9780395312865
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1982
Keywords
NSA, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, GCHQ, SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE, FORT MEADE, TRUMAN
Bookseller catalogs
American History; Espionage;

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