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James Bamford

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
Written by James Bamford
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2002
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-49908-8 (0-385-49908-6)

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






A Pretext for War
Written by James Bamford
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2005
$15.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3034-7 (1-4000-3034-X)

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 expos? of the intelligence community and the Bush administration. A Pretext for War reveals the systematic... Read more






The Shadow Factory
Written by James Bamford
Anchor | Trade Paperback | July 2009
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27939-2 (0-307-27939-1)

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 ears on the American public.

The Shadow Factory reconstructs how the NSA missed... Read more





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