Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Fortress America: On the Front Lines of Homeland Security” as Want to Read:
Fortress America: On the Front Lines of Homeland Security
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Fortress America: On the Front Lines of Homeland Security

by
liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Heavily armed guards at the entrances to malls and restaurants. Citizens deemed “suspicious” taken away without formal charges or legal counsel. Would a “safe” America even look like America anymore?

One of the few journalists to penetrate the new counter terror initiative, Matthew Brzezinski offers an insider’s look at the new technology, laws, tactics, and persistent vuln
...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 27th 2005 by Bantam (first published August 31st 2004)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Fortress America, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Fortress America

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Will Byrnes
Although the author harbors strong political prejudices, try to overlook occasional eruptions and focus on what it worthwhile in the book. He looks at different aspects of security in the USA in each of ten chapters. It is interesting and eye-opening. This is not a must-read, but it is a nice to have. An index would have been nice. The major bits of info here are the emasculation of DHS aborning, the likelihood that a bio or chemical attack will have catastrophic effects on the economy, and that ...more
Eric
Jul 06, 2008 Eric rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pointless fear-mongering about the ills of technology. The Nazi, Russian, East German, Cambodian, and Chinese secret police forces managed to have very effective intelligence collection methods without spy satellites or the internet.

The rise of a police state has much more to do with the social and political climates of the time than it does to do with the technology available.
Gary Flaherty
Oct 26, 2013 Gary Flaherty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fortress-america
“Fortress America” by Matthew Brzezinski

“Fortress America” by Matthew Brzezinski is a book about post 9/11 counter terror actions to avoid the threat of biological warfare or another terrorist attack against the United States. The actions of the U.S. vary from Air travel measures being severely increased, to scanners in common cities discreetly stashed for detecting any disease in the air. Throughout the book, Matt interviews different government officials to get to the bottom line of what we’re
...more
Storrs
A perspective on defense from within, this book focuses on counterterrorism. Current, prospective, and projected methods are scrutinized. The question seems to be whether the nation will choose liberty or, at any cost, security now and in the future.
https://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/recor...
Lowell Bartholomee
Lowell Bartholomee rated it liked it
Jul 14, 2016
Linus Vieira
Linus Vieira marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2016
Zack Reagin
Zack Reagin marked it as to-read
Oct 18, 2015
Fivewincs
Fivewincs marked it as to-read
Sep 10, 2015
Bobby
Bobby added it
Feb 16, 2015
Ana
Ana marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2015
Macabre977
Macabre977 marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2014
Alex
Alex marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2014
Peter
Peter rated it really liked it
Oct 11, 2014
Justin Gorski
Justin Gorski rated it liked it
Oct 02, 2014
T And
T And added it
Jul 05, 2014
Valerie
Valerie marked it as to-read
Nov 24, 2013
Somberwolf
Somberwolf rated it liked it
Nov 15, 2013
Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2013
Elaine
Elaine rated it really liked it
Aug 02, 2013
Błażej
Błażej marked it as to-read
May 25, 2013
Hermann
Hermann marked it as to-read
May 10, 2013
Rolando
Rolando rated it liked it
Jun 26, 2013
Kristof Czeczko
Kristof Czeczko rated it liked it
Jan 20, 2016
Kurt Cason
Kurt Cason marked it as to-read
Nov 11, 2012
Jan Percell
Jan Percell marked it as to-read
Oct 09, 2012
Sean Jarvis
Sean Jarvis rated it liked it
Jan 23, 2012
David
David marked it as to-read
Nov 18, 2011
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
49305
Matthew Brzezinski is a Polish-American writer. Matthew first worked as a journalist in Warsaw, writing for The New York Times and The Economist. He was a Wall Street Journal staff reporter in Moscow and Kiev in the late 1990s. Relocating to the US, he became a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, covering counter-terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11. His work has appeared in many ot ...more
More about Matthew Brzezinski...

Share This Book