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Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life

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In The Book of Honor, Ted Gup uncovered some of the CIA's closest-held secrets: the names and stories of the seventy-one undercover operatives who were killed in the line of duty. Now he turns his attention to a broader range of American institutions, exposing how and why they keep secrets from the very people they are supposed to serve. Drawing on original reporting and s ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 29th 2007 by Doubleday
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Jeff
Though this book was enjoyable, it was one of the toughest things I've read in quite some time...imagine reading a 300-page newspaper article. Its primary theme, though, is one to which we should all serve notice. Excessive secrecy - in government, business, etc.- will threaten our way of life here in America. From my career-based knowledge of the intelligence failures preceding 9/11 to some serious but ultimately trivial things that are happening in my extended family, covering up the truth bri ...more
Joseph
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A great book and I just lent it to one of my friends for him to read. Talk about reading a book and feeling less trust worthing of the US gov, the system, colleges, lawyers and judges. It is how everything is being classified in the gov, any court decisions nowadays are being sealed and just overall how America and the freedom of speech is being taken away by Americans daily.

This was written in 2007 and I would LOVE for him to do a follow up on in after the Obama's administration. He touches on
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What a horrible title (That's why its hair's so big!) but it looks interesting.
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Recommends it for: YES!
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Don't read this if you don't want your mind blown out the back of your head. Buckle up and get a grip.
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a very good investigative work. I enjoyed it very much
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A good investigative book. But the writing is a bit all over the place.
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Ted Gup is the author of A Secret Gift, (Penguin Press, 2010) and two previous books: Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life (Doubleday, 2007) winner of the Goldsmith Book Prize from Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government, and the bestseller, The Book of Honor: Covert Lives And Classified Deaths At The CIA (Doubleday, 2000.) He is a former investigative r ...more
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