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Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State Paperback – Sept. 11 2012

4.2 out of 5 stars 59 ratings

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"A breathtaking investigative account of America's vast new secret world...An invaluable book."
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"Essential reading."
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"Mind-boggling."
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About the Author

Dana Priest is an investigative reporter for the Washington Post. She has won numerous awards, including the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for public service for "The Other Walter Reed" and the 2006 Pulitzer for beat reporting for her work on CIA secret prisons and counterterrorism operations overseas. She is the author of The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military. William M. Arkin has been a columnist and reporter with the Washington Post since 1998. He has worked on the subject of government secrecy and national security affairs for more than 30 years. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books about the U.S. military and national security.

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Feng
2.0 out of 5 stars Mildly interesting.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 16, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scary but true
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 10, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dana Priest und Mitstreiter haben ein monumentales und solides Standardwerk, gleich einem Denkmal...
Reviewed in Germany on April 21, 2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars 先進と制約、アメリカが抱える本質問題
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4.0 out of 5 stars Top Secret America for tops for me
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars We Don't Need No Stinkin' Strategy
Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2011
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sensational book, even more relevant in the wake of NSA eavesdropping revelations
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding research
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2.0 out of 5 stars Found it Boring
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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid reporting
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4.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable product, high praise, some small points
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2011
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised by the news about NSA surveillance? Read this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scary
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5.0 out of 5 stars US Intelligence
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