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James Bamford
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James Bamford is the author of Body of Secrets, The Puzzle Palace, and A Pretext for War, and has written on national security for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. His Rolling Stone article "The Man Who Sold the War" won the 2006 National Magazine Award for reporting. Formerly the Washington investigative producer for ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and a distinguished visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Bamford lives in Washington, D.C.

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Body of Secrets
Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency
Written by James Bamford


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 30, 2002
Price: $18.00

The National Security Agency is the world’s most powerful, most far-reaching espionage. Now with a new afterword describing the security lapses that preceded the attacks of September 11, 2001, Body of Secrets takes us to the inner sanctum of America’s spy world. In the follow-up to his bestselling Puzzle Palace, James... Read more >
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Body of Secrets
Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency
Written by James Bamford


Format: eBook, 784 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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A Pretext for War
9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies
Written by James Bamford


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $11.99

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A Pretext for War
9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies
Written by James Bamford


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 10, 2005
Price: $15.95

In A Pretext for War, acclaimed author James Bamford—whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security Agency—draws on his unparalleled access to top intelligence sources to produce a devastating exposé of the intelligence community and the Bush administration.

A Pretext for War reveals the systematic... Read more >
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The Shadow Factory
The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America
Written by James Bamford


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $17.00

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year

James Bamford has been the preeminent expert on the National Security Agency since his reporting revealed the agency's existence in the 1980s. Now, Bamford describes the transformation of the NSA since 9/11, as the agency increasingly turns its high-tech gaze within America's borders... Read more >

The Shadow Factory
The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America
Written by James Bamford


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $13.99

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