Permanent Record - Edward Snowden

Permanent Record

By Edward Snowden

  • Release Date - Published: 2019-09-17
  • Book Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Author: Edward Snowden
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 320 Ratings)

Permanent Record Edward Snowden read online review & book description:


Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.

In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it.

Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online—a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet’s conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.

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Posted Reviews

  • Must read

    By SpineComic
    This is an amazing book. Mr. Snowden has a very solid prose. Very detailed telling of one of the major crimes committed by an American Government Agency on American people. The bravery it took expose the truth at the age of 26, and it’s aftermath. Read the book, and encrypt your SSD.
  • Devine Hero

    By Said Alharthi
    Very few people who will actually sacrifice their life for the good of others “ divine hero”
  • Exceptional

    By NSAWatchList
    What a remarkable journey! Truly one of the most thought-provoking, chill-inducing books I have ever read. Thank you Ed for you service to the citizenry, both foreign and domestic, and for your unwavering courage to put the interests of the voiceless before your own.
  • Permanent Record

    By Hotlew456
    An awesome read- thank you Ed Snowden!
  • Great Book!

    By lucky_in_lasvegas
    I really enjoyed this book.
  • 😇

    By 7687688756765
  • permanent record

    By john harbour
    an excellent book-- although i am older than the author, i also enjoyed the world that he grew up in, video games to computers to the internet and on-- yes, 9/11 changed all and we became fractured in our demand for an impossible return to normality-- edward saw the darkest side and thankfully he didn't keep it to himself-- an excellent writer-- i look forward to further works--
  • Incredible book

    By cdransf
    An incredible account by an incredible individual -- we're all indebted to Ed for the risk he took and the unjust consequences he continues to face. In a rational world he would be welcomed home to a parade, acclaim and a pardon. A hero and an American Patriot by any real definition.
  • Permanent Record

    By dinhr
    Fascinating read by a true hero. Thank you, Ed Snowden.
  • Permanent Record

    By SoarLikeAnEagle
    Incredible account by an incredible person. We need more of those ...

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