Thursday, January 23, 2014

Book on NSA leaker Snowden due out in February

By (John McMurtrie)

Edward Snowden, the former CIA computer analyst who leaked top-secret documents uncovering the NSA’s surveillance programs, is the subject of a book that will be published Feb. 11.

Written by Luke Harding, “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man,” is being billed by its publisher, Vintage Books, as “the first, and definitive, book” on Snowden, who has taken refuge in Russia.
In a statement, Vintage said the book, a paperback original, “tells the story of the individuals behind the biggest intelligence leak in history and the forces that tried to stop them.”

Harding is a foreign correspondent with the Guardian, the British newspaper whose former staffer Glenn Greenwald broke the Snowden story last year. Harding covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and is the author of “Mafia State” and co-author of “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy.”