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|Author||: Edward Snowden|
|Editor||: Metropolitan Books|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down. In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment and revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect every single phone call, text message, and email. The result would be an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the ability to pry into the private lives of every person on earth. Six years later, Snowden reveals for the very first time how he helped to build this system and why he was moved to expose it. Spanning the bucolic Beltway suburbs of his childhood and the clandestine CIA and NSA postings of his adulthood, Permanent Record is the extraordinary account of a bright young man who grew up online—a man who became a spy, a whistleblower, and, in exile, the Internet’s conscience. Written with wit, grace, passion, and an unflinching candor, Permanent Record is a crucial memoir of our digital age and destined to be a classic.
|Author||: Mary H. K. Choi|
|Editor||: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|
A New York Times bestseller! “Smart and funny…warm and rewarding.” —Booklist (starred review) “A compelling and quirky tale of love and negotiating early adulthood in New York City.” —School Library Journal From the New York Times bestselling author of Emergency Contact, which Rainbow Rowell called “smart and funny,” comes a “captivating” (The New York Times) romance about how social media influences relationships every day. On paper, college dropout Pablo Rind doesn’t have a whole lot going for him. His graveyard shift at a twenty-four-hour deli in Brooklyn is a struggle. Plus, he’s up to his eyeballs in credit card debt. Never mind the state of his student loans. Pop juggernaut Leanna Smart has enough social media followers to populate whole continents. The brand is unstoppable. She graduated from child stardom to become an international icon, and her adult life is a queasy blur of private planes, step-and-repeats, aspirational hotel rooms, and strangers screaming for her just to notice them. When Leanna and Pablo meet at 5:00 a.m. at the bodega in the dead of winter it’s absurd to think they’d be A Thing. But as they discover who they are, who they want to be, and how to defy the deafening expectations of everyone else, Lee and Pab turn to each other. Which, of course, is when things get properly complicated.
|Author||: Leslie Stella|
Having left public school under mysterious circumstances, sixteen-year-old junior Badi Hessamizadeh enters Magnificat Academy, where he struggles with his Iranian-American identity, his clinical depression, and bullies.
|Author||: Edward Snowden|
|Editor||: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)|
A young reader’s adaptation of whistleblower and bestselling author Edward Snowden's memoir, Permanent Record—featuring a brand-new afterword that includes resources to learn about the basics of digital security. In 2013, Edward Snowden shocked the world when he revealed that the United States government was secretly building a system of mass surveillance with the ability to gaze into the private lives of every person on earth. Phone calls, text messages, emails—nothing was safe from prying eyes. Now the man who risked everything to expose the truth about government spying describes for a new generation how he helped build that system, what motivated him to try to bring it down, and how young people can strive to protect their privacy in the digital age. “Snowden's sprightly prose, his deep technical knowledge, his superb knack for explaining complex matters, his ability to articulate principled action all come together in a book that is, if anything, BETTER than the adult version.” —Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing
|Author||: Jimmy Gownley|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
When Aunt Tanner disappears after an ex-boyfriend writes a tell-all book, eleven-year-old Amelia boards a bus on an epic journey to find her, with frenemy Rhonda in tow and help from a boy she thought she would never see again.
|Author||: Susannah Felts|
At the beginning of a lonely summer, 16-year-old Vaughn Vance meets Sophie Birch, and the two forge an instant and volatile alliance at Nashville's neglected Dragon Park. But when Vaughn takes up photography, she trains her lens on Sophie, and their bond dissolves as quickly as it came into focus. Felts keenly illuminates the pitfalls of coming of age as an artist, the slippery nature of identity, and the clash of class in the New South. This Will Go Down on Your Permanent Record is a sparkling and probing debut novel from a rising literary star.
|Author||: Mary H. K. Choi|
|Editor||: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|
“Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book.” —Rainbow Rowell From debut author Mary H.K. Choi comes a compulsively readable novel that shows young love in all its awkward glory—perfect for fans of Eleanor & Park and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. For Penny Lee, high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she’d somehow landed a boyfriend, they never managed to know much about each other. Now Penny is heading to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer. It’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind. Sam’s stuck. Literally, figuratively, emotionally, financially. He works at a café and sleeps there too, on a mattress on the floor of an empty storage room upstairs. He knows that this is the god-awful chapter of his life that will serve as inspiration for when he’s a famous movie director but right this second the seventeen bucks in his checking account and his dying laptop are really testing him. When Sam and Penny cross paths it’s less meet-cute and more a collision of unbearable awkwardness. Still, they swap numbers and stay in touch—via text—and soon become digitally inseparable, sharing their deepest anxieties and secret dreams without the humiliating weirdness of having to, you know, see each other.
|Author||: Richard B. Day,Daniel Gaido|
The theory of Permanent Revolution has been associated with Leon Trotsky for more than a century. The documents in this volume demonstrate that Trotsky was one of several participants in a debate over Permanent Revolution from 1903-1907. The volume reassembles that debate and provides new insight into the formative years of Russian Marxism.
|Author||: Gretchen Olnhausen|
|Editor||: Tate Publishing|
What will be in the permanent record of your life? What will you be held accountable for when the end arrives? the answer is: everything. Lily Taylor is born a precocious child with an affinity for nature. Her guardian angel watches over her with pride and affection as she grows to appreciate the wonders of God's world, vowing only to intercede in her actions and thoughts as the Master permits. As she encounters more and more adversity however, it becomes clear that Satan is beginning to work in her life and she must face the choice of which path to take. In the face of an abusive husband set on turning the world against her, Lily begins to rely on the counsel from her spiritual counterpart. By the time she encounters a family member succumbing to demonic forces, And The marriage of her daughter, which is eerily similar to her own, Lily has girded herself with every weapon her angel can provide her with and fights valiantly against the negative influences in her life. For better or worse, her choices, her actions, and her words are being recorded by the angel watching over her, and chronicled in the life she leads. Join Gretchen Olnhausen in discovering what the Permanent Record will contain.
|Author||: United States. Patent Office|
|Author||: Barton Gellman|
From the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Angler, who unearthed the deepest secrets of Edward Snowden's NSA archive, the first master narrative of the surveillance state that emerged after 9/11 and why it matters, based on scores of hours of conversation with Snowden and groundbreaking reportage in Washington, London, Moscow and Silicon Valley Edward Snowden chose three journalists to tell the stories in his Top Secret trove of NSA documents: Barton Gellman of The Washington Post, Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian and filmmaker Laura Poitras, all of whom would share the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Poitras went on to direct the Oscar-winning Citizen Four. Greenwald wrote an instant memoir and cast himself as a pugilist on Snowden's behalf. Barton Gellman took his own path. Snowden and his documents were the beginning, not the end, of a story he had prepared his whole life to tell. More than 20 years as a top investigative journalist armed him with deep sources in national security and high technology. New sources reached out from government and industry, making contact on the same kinds of secret, anonymous channels that Snowden used. Gellman's old reporting notes unlocked new puzzles in the NSA archive. Long days and evenings with Snowden in Moscow revealed a complex character who fit none of the stock images imposed on him by others. Gellman now brings his unique access and storytelling gifts to a true-life spy tale that touches us all. Snowden captured the public imagination but left millions of people unsure what to think. Who is the man, really? How did he beat the world's most advanced surveillance agency at its own game? Is government and corporate spying as bad as he says? Dark Mirror is the master narrative we have waited for, told with authority and an inside view of extraordinary events. Within it is a personal account of the obstacles facing the author, beginning with Gellman's discovery of his own name in the NSA document trove. Google notifies him that a foreign government is trying to compromise his account. A trusted technical adviser finds anomalies on his laptop. Sophisticated impostors approach Gellman with counterfeit documents, attempting to divert or discredit his work. Throughout Dark Mirror, the author describes an escalating battle against unknown digital adversaries, forcing him to mimic their tradecraft in self-defense. Written in the vivid scenes and insights that marked Gellman's bestselling Angler, Dark Mirror is an inside account of the surveillance-industrial revolution and its discontents, fighting back against state and corporate intrusions into our most private spheres. Along the way it tells the story of a government leak unrivaled in drama since All the President's Men.
|Author||: QuickRead,Lea Schullery|
Want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Discover how Edward Snowden exposed the sophisticated top-secret program that pried into the private lives of every American citizen. Learn the story of the man who risked everything to expose the U.S. government’s system of mass surveillance. In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he revealed the United States system of collecting every single phone call, email, and text message from its citizens. With the government tracking our every move and prying into our private lives, Snowden felt moved to expose the secrets of the system he helped build. Read about the man who became a spy turned whistleblower through his candid memoir about his journey working up the ranks of NSA. Learn how Snowden was able to steal and smuggle documents from the most secure organization in the world, how he began a career in hacking as a young teen, and how exposing the government’s top-secret documents changed his life.
|Author||: Luke Harding|
|Editor||: Guardian Faber Publishing|
It began with an unsigned email: "I am a senior member of the intelligence community". What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man, Edward Snowden. The consequences have shaken the leaders of nations worldwide, from Obama to Cameron, to the presidents of Brazil, France, and Indonesia, and the chancellor of Germany. Edward Snowden, a young computer genius working for America's National Security Agency, blew the whistle on the way this frighteningly powerful organisation uses new technology to spy on the entire planet. The spies call it "mastering the internet". Others call it the death of individual privacy. This is the inside story of Snowden's deeds and the journalists who faced down pressure from the US and UK governments to break a remarkable scoop. Snowden's story reads like a globe-trotting thriller, from the day he left his glamorous girlfriend in Hawaii, carrying a hard drive full of secrets, to the weeks of secret-spilling in Hong Kong and his battle for asylum. Now stuck in Moscow, a uniquely hunted man, he faces US espionage charges and an uncertain future in exile. What drove Snowden to sacrifice himself? Award-winning Guardian journalist Luke Harding asks the question which should trouble every citizen of the internet age. Luke Harding's other books include Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy and Mafia State: How One Reporter Became an Enemy of the Brutal New Russia.
|Author||: Mark Vinz|
Poetry. From childhood to elegies and curmudgeonly rants, the poems in PERMANENT RECORD seek to explore what has remained memorable in Mark Vinz's life. As Roland Dille, former English professor and president of Moorhead State University, has aptly noted, "A Vinz poem almost always begins as a clearly observed piece of the real, even dull world. But it is soon transformed and the vivid imagery has given us what Thom Tammaro has called 'fragments and glimpses of the truth.' The commonplace has grown complex."
|Author||: Michael Benjamin|
SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD NIA AKINTEWE lives in Notsuoh, Texas, an isolated unknown city on the outskirts of Houston where residents have two choices: FOCUS or FAIL. Nia remembers the demise of her brother when he veered off his path of focus (one time) as she attempts to avoid the same path illustrated to her. While dealing with her fears and insecurities, most notably her fear of public speaking, she meets a mentor close to home that teaches her the power of shifting from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. As a college freshman, she learns financial literacy to assist her with the knowledge base required to rapidly pay off her student loan debt she will accrue over time. She's equipped with the tools necessary to initiate this mindset shift, but it's up to her to apply what she learns. Will she focus or fail? Michael Benjamin's fictional, personal development book about a young teen figuring out where her puzzle piece should be placed in life addresses the importance and effect of adopting a growth mindset, while teaching financial literacy that should be taught in the educational space early on.
|Author||: Tom Gilling|
|Editor||: Allen & Unwin|
At the height of the Cold War the chief of one of Australia's spy agencies joined three CIA men at a remote site in Central Australia to toast the success of a top secret project known in US intelligence circles as RAINFALL. The CIA listening station at Pine Gap was officially called the Joint Defence Space Research Facility, but it had nothing to do with research and was joint in name only: Australians were hired as cooks and janitors but the first spies were all American. The job of the satellites controlled from Pine Gap was to eavesdrop on Soviet missile tests. While government ministers denied that Australia was a nuclear target, bureaucrats in Canberra secretly planned for Armageddon in the suburbs of Alice Springs. No longer just a listening station, Pine Gap has metamorphosed into a key weapon in the Pentagon's war on terror, with Australians in frontline roles. Drawing on declassified documents in Australian and US archives, Tom Gilling's explosive new book tells, for the first time, the uncensored story of Australia's most secret place.