In this remarkable tour de force of investigative reporting, James Bamford exposes the inner workings of America’s largest, most secretive, and arguably most. In this remarkable tour de force of investigative reporting, James Bamford exposes the inner workings of America’s largest, most secretive, and arguably. Interesting essay about James Bamford and his efforts to publish The Puzzle Palace over the NSA’s objections. Required reading for those who.

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Oct 31, Jay rated it liked it Shelves: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards.

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Pity Bamford didn’t interview a hundred vets, there might have been a bit more meat on the bone. Retrieved January 17, puzxle Bamford’s warnings came true!

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The Puzzle Palace

Barrett Dylan Brown, Phd rated it it was ok Shelves: Previously, Executive Orderissued by Jimmy Carter inhad prohibited document reclassification. Hard To Find Books.

Jun 06, Charles rated it really liked it Shelves: For example, “hacking” may have been the uber-sensitive purview of the NSA’s top minds and top computers when this written.


No matter how primative or advanced the technology, the underlying debates, concerns, and scandals regarding surveillance remain unchanged since the foundation of the NSA. American Cryptology during the Cold War, — Bamford has performed an important public service in this impressive book. I used to think this agency was a class act.

Those were the good old days! Bamford’s research are remarkable. Jun 30, Cody rated it liked it.

The Puzzle Palace was published inso whether that remains the case today is something I honestly don’t know. The Book Nook Published: Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject.

The secret organization of the National Security Agency maintains codes and information for the United States government and bsmford governments of other agencies. I mean, let’s consider the subject matter. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Reclassified and re-sequestered source documents that Bamford had used when writing The Puzzle Palace were the subject of subsequent litigation. The ideas acquired from others can help advance the civilization or ultimately to keep the threat of competition at a minimal.

Long before the current scandals, The Puzzle Palace presented an insider’s view of electronic eavesdropping capability. Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage cost.

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. This copy of The Puzzle Palace: Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request.


The whole Afterword feels like a reader’s digest attempt to write a version of Puzzle Palace about the GCHQ- something that Bamford should just go ahead and do if it’s that interesting.

One can only imagine how far technology has developed since then. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

They are pzlace least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples.

Some have been phone activity and some Internet. While they were at Marshall library, NSA officials told the library that the visit was part of a systematic effort to track down and, if necessary, remove from circulation research materials about sensitive matters that were used in Bamford’s book, library officials said.