A Pulitzer in the bag, Hollywood knocking on the door and a newfound status as one of the world's most celebrated journalists, Greenwald has pursued the [Snowden] story with passion. Gripping: Jason Bourne meets The Social Network
To put it simply, Greenwald has had one hell of a dizzying run, at the white-hot centre of the media universe as the most reliable source for NSA surveillance scoops (GQ)
Compelling, powerful, shocking, important (Observer)
The inside account. Action-packed, engrossing and polemical (Daily Telegraph)
Persuasive, thrilling and necessary (Globe and Mail)
Impassioned (The New York Times)
In Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden found a perfect match. If you want to get a handle on what was at stake when Snowden downloaded the government's most precious secrets onto a thumb drive, this book is your primer (Slate)
Rings with authority (Chicago Tribune)
The story of Edward Snowden is remarkable. Has all the makings of a thriller. Greenwald provides an excellent overview, putting the pieces together in a way that daily journalism cannot (Economist)
At times, this account by Greenwald of how he landed one of the biggest scoops of the century feels like it has come straight out of the pages of a Robert Ludlum thriller (Sunday Times)
Spectacular. Dedicated, fearless journalism (Spiegel (Germany))
Between a spy thriller and analysis . . . an impassioned book (Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany))
Rewarding. Some passages read like a Tom Clancy CIA thriller (General Anzeiger (Germany))
An indispensable book for anyone who cares about the future of privacy, not just in the United States but throughout the world (National Post (Canada))
Gripping. Not only does [No Place to Hide] confirm what many have suspected - that surveillance is happening - but it also makes clear that it's happening on an almost unimaginably vast scale (Guardian)
A powerful and persuasive case for the duty to defend our fast-disappearing privacy (Naomi Klein Guardian (Books of the Year))
The story of a real conspiracy(Nicholas Blincoe Daily Telegraph)
An important first-hand account of the Snowden affair(Rebecca Rose Financial Times)
In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency's widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security and information privacy. As the arguments rage on and the government considers various proposals for reform, it is clear that we have yet to see the full impact of Snowden's disclosures.
Now for the first time, Greenwald fits all the pieces together, recounting his high-intensity ten-day trip to Hong Kong, examining the broader implications of the surveillance detailed in his reporting for The Guardian, and revealing fresh information on the NSA's unprecedented abuse of power with never-before-seen documents entrusted to him by Snowden himself.
Going beyond NSA specifics, Greenwald also takes on the establishment media, excoriating their habitual avoidance of adversarial reporting on the government and their failure to serve the interests of the people. Finally, he asks what it means both for individuals and for a nation's political health when a government pries so invasively into the private lives of its citizens—and considers what safeguards and forms of oversight are necessary to protect democracy in the digital age. Coming at a landmark moment in American history, No Place to Hide is a fearless, incisive, and essential contribution to our understanding of the U.S. surveillance state.