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After World War II, many countries that had lived under the shadow of colonialism longed to rebuild and strengthen themselves with their newfound autonomy. While the Cold War intensified, Third World countries were optimistic as they solidified bonds amongst each other, ready for a new future. Juxtaposing personal narratives with the violent events that occurred in Jakarta--a swift and bloody annihilation of suspected communists that resulted in the deaths of an estimated one million Indonesians--Bevins recounts how that initial post-war optimism clashed with the US's violent suppression of such dreams in their quest to end communism. The scorched earth approach extended to Latin America, and Bevins emphasizes that when America wasn't directly involved in the killings, they installed governments that were. A chilling portrait of a little-known chapter in America’s violent history, Bevin's study holds the imperial war machine to account and wonders if its cost to human life was worth it.  

The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781541724006
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Published: PublicAffairs - April 27th, 2021

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In 2013, Bart Gellman, after receiving an astonishing trove of intelligence documents from Edward Snowden, anchored a team of Washington Post reporters who wrote a Pulitzer-winning series that exposed widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency. In Dark Mirror, Gellman recounts his own story engaging with Snowden and explores the full nature and impact of a government surveillance system that expanded after the 9/11 attacks and sought to collect vast amounts of data on people in great secrecy and without previous constraints. The book is illuminating, engrossing, and balanced—a revealing narrative that not only examines intelligence gathering and government overreach in the digital age but provides a thrilling account of investigative journalism in a time of pervasive surveillance.

Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594206016
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Published: Penguin Press - May 19th, 2020

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We all know the spy stories of old; Eric O’Neill tells a story with all the same intrigue but meant for the 21st-century. He details his experience taking down the FBI mole Robert Hanssen with utter honesty and humility, acknowledging when the truth is stranger than fiction and when he has moments of doubt in the mission. O’Neill emerges learning how to be a better spy and with a desire to spread his most important lesson: there are no hackers, only spies. His tale will thrill you, but it will also the illuminate the dangers of the cyber espionage happening right under noses. 

Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America's First Cyber Spy Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525573524
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Published: Crown - March 26th, 2019

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