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A no-holds-barred examination of America's National Security Agency - packed with startling secrets about its past, news-breaking revelations about its present-day activities, and chilling predictions about its future powers and reach.

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James Bamford is the author of THE PUZZLE PALACE, a bestseller in the US when it was first published, and now regarded as a classic. Until recently he was Washington Investigative Producer for ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and has written investigative cover stories for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, and The Los Angeles Time Magazine.

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"A magnificent achievement and a compelling read for anyone interested in espionage." -"The Baltimore Sun ""Extraordinary. . . . A galvanizing narrative brimming with heretofore undisclosed details." -"The New York Times Book Review " "Crisply written and prodigiously researched, "Body of Secrets" . . . is the most detailed picture yet of the activities of the world's largest intelligence-gathering operation." -"The Washington Post Book World" "Part history, part expose, the book offers an 'anatomy' of the NSA, seeking to strip away the myth surrounding it. . . . [An] authoritative and engaging book." -"The Wall Street Journal" ""Body of Secrets" is one fascinating book...chock-full of juicy stuff.... Interesting to read, well-written and scrupulously documented."-"Salon" "An engaging and informed history.... Bamford weaves a narrative about "A magnificent achievement and a compelling read for anyone interested in espionage." --"The Baltimore Sun ""Extraordinary. . . . A galvanizing narrative brimming with heretofore undisclosed details." --"The New York Times Book Review " "Crisply written and prodigiously researched, "Body of Secrets" . . . is the most detailed picture yet of the activities of the world's largest intelligence-gathering operation." --"The Washington Post Book World" "Part history, part expose, the book offers an 'anatomy' of the NSA, seeking to strip away the myth surrounding it. . . . [An] authoritative and engaging book." -"The Wall Street Journal" ""Body of Secrets" is one fascinating book...chock-full of juicy stuff.... Interesting to read, well-written and scrupulously documented."-"Salon" "An engaging and informed history.... Bamford weaves a narrative about the NSA that includes...many heretofore undisclosed tidbits of information."-"The Nation" "James Bamford, who wrote one of the really good books about American intelligence twenty years ago...has now done it again.... "Body of Secrets" has something interesting and important to add to many episodes of cold war history...[and] has much to say about recent events."-"The New York Review of Books" "At times surprising, often quite troubling but always fascinating.... Writing with a flair and clarity that rivals those of the best spy novelists, Bamford has created a masterpiece of investigative reporting."-"Publishers Weekly "(starred review) ""Body of Secrets "adds fresh material about the world's nosiest and most secret body.... Will fascinate anyone interested in the shadow war."-"The Economist"

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