Hadrian's Reviews > Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency from the Cold War Through the Dawn of a New Century

Body of Secrets by James Bamford
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Aug 07, 2011

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bookshelves: history, nonfiction, espionage
Read in August, 2011

An interesting book - not the tell-all it claims to be, but still quite interesting.

The author does tell a great deal about the NSA, but also about the CIA, and seems to spend a lot of time going off topic. The Liberty incident, which is covered in great detail in the book, relies a great deal on speculation - a bit too much?

Not a bad book - if only the author would stop relying on awful cliched metaphors.

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