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Body of Secrets

Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency
Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
Length: 29 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, World Affairs
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The National Security Agency is the world's most powerful, most far-reaching espionage organization. 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 best-selling Puzzle Palace, James Bamford reveals the NSA's hidden role in the most volatile world events of the past, and its desperate scramble to meet the frightening challenges of today and tomorrow.

Here is a scrupulously documented account - much of which is based on unprecedented access to previously undisclosed documents - of the agency's tireless hunt for intelligence on enemies and allies alike. Body of Secrets is a riveting analysis of this most clandestine of agencies, a major work of history and investigative journalism.

©2002 James Bamford (P)2018 Tantor

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  • 08-01-19

Great story I think...HORRIBLE narrator!

It sounds like a computer is reading it. I could only take 10 mins of listening to it before I had to turn it off. It seems like a good story though...if you can bare a computer reading it back to you.

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  • el jefe
  • 22-02-19

Bamford doing his thing and doing it well.

Revealing and disturbing. However, Mr. Boehmer (Narrator)... greatly respecting the skill it takes to read for audible. Please learn to pronounce place names correctly.

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  • 10-11-19

Long and Detailed

Maybe I'm crazy, but it seems like chunks of the book repeat (did they explain the USS Liberty twice?)

Regardless, I still enjoyed it. Where The Puzzle Palace was mostly a long explanation of technical capabilities and department personnel, this book covers the same stuff but gives the listener more missions/scenes to grab onto. It gives the events more of a "story" feel making things easier to understand

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  • Darrell Anderson
  • 14-08-18

Fine history of the NSA

I found this book rather entertaining and sprinkled with facts to keep the reader interested.

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  • steve hages
  • 14-07-18

great book for those interested in modern U.S. his

great book for those interested in modern US history and facets of our military and federal intelligence system coupled with our government.