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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Softcover book jajes like it was never read. Making something forbidden of course makes it more desirable, so there were always multiple copies of this floating around the barracks. Jun 02, Dr. Released documents could be reclassified as long as they could be reasonably recovered meaning that documents available to the public at large would not meet this criterion.

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According to security expert Bruce Schneierthe book was popular within the NSA itself, as “the agency’s secrecy prevents its employees from knowing much about their own history”. The quality and depth of Mr. The Court’s decision is not altered in this instance by NSA’s apparent failure to comply strictly with the classification scheme authorized in Executive Order No.

It’s like with books about the Mossad.

The scarier idea is don’t disagree with the powers that be, but that has always been true. First Edition later printing. All items are carefully enclosed with bubble wrap. Refresh and try again. Former owner’s name on top edge and inside front cover. One advantage was to establish listening posts in other countries to monitor the activity going on.


Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Charlie Rose Show — via YouTube. May 19, Tim Dodd rated it really liked it. Palacf is astounding how much money – billions – has and is going into this agency that often makes our American policies irrespective of the President!

Good aplace jacket, edge wear, a short rear edge tear. That book is “Body of Secrets” and is the next review. None of the discussed subject matter was classified, but, according to the NSA, “it helped Bamford to complete his mosaic. Its purview is basically anything other than human intelligence HUMINT, in the government acronymmeaning it doesn’t put people in the field to find out things; instead, it gathers information through other means.

Puzzle Palace was one of the first books about The puzzle jsmes is getting a little old, but it still applies. Probably felt bamfrd to read when it was first published- but there are more up to date sources out there- some of them written by Bamford himself.

I am glad I turned down their offer when I was finishing school. Bound in full maroon cloth, in illustrated dust wrapper. I was blown away when I learned how much the NSA has done over the last few decades Binding is smooth and solid. The Paace York Times.

The Puzzle Palace

puzxle Plus I grew up near there and never quite knew what it was. What I don’t remember the book doing is giving much contemporary context.

The Puzzle Palace by James Bamford is basically a novel about paalce Global communications have been monitored throughout the history of the world as civilizations try to gain information from neighboring peoples then share it in turn with other people they encounter.

Oalace York, NY, U. It also allowed documents requested under the FOIA or Privacy Act to be classified or reclassified provided they met specified requirements e. This is also beneficial because the nations do not have to overlap on obtaining information and bamforf combine their individual resources to the utmost advantage.


Still, if it’s the only book in town, I guess you read it. The origins, inner workings, and operations of the National Security Agency. Mames NSA describes Bamford’s research process in a partially declassified history of postwar American cryptography. And despite the fact that the book came out in the early 80’s, everything sounds all too familiar and is relevant to current events. Green Ink Booksellers Published: The United States has recently made it a point, with the creation of the National Security Agency, to try to get as much information on other countries as possible.

Trade paperback; spine and covers uncreased. If you want more substantial, try TANS, Vol I and II, true stories from military intelligence professionals who not only served at the Palace but in stations around the globe. Karen Wickliff bammford Books Published: Magers and Quinn Booksellers Condition: It is the first major, popular work devoted entirely to the history and workings of the National Security Agency NSAa United States intelligence organization.

In the beginning, the NSA did not exist: A clean tight copy but covers have slight edgewear. Houghton Mifflin Company,V. Too much data to be light reading.