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Now a major motion picture, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National Security Agency when he shocked the world by
exposing the near-universal mass surveillance programs of the United States government. His whistleblowing has shaken
the leaders of nations worldwide, and generated a passionate public debate on the dangers of global monitoring and the
threat to individual privacy.
In a tour de force of investigative journalism that reads like a spy novel, award-winning Guardian reporter Luke Harding
tells Snowden’s astonishing story—from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Honolulu carrying a hard drive full
of secrets, to the weeks of his secret-spilling in Hong Kong, to his battle for asylum and his exile in Moscow. For the
first time, Harding brings together the many sources and strands of the story—touching on everything from concerns about
domestic spying to the complicity of the tech sector—while also placing us in the room with Edward Snowden himself. The
result is a gripping insider narrative—and a necessary and timely account of what is at stake for all of us in the new