Below is a listing of interesting books about the various topics covered by this weblog:


Books about the NSA

- Matthew M. Aid: The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security Agency, Bloomsbury Press, June 2009 (declassified review by the CIA)

- James Bamford: The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America, Doubleday, January 2008.

- James Bamford: Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency, Anchor, 2002.

- James Bamford: The Puzzle Palace: A Report on America's Most Secret Agency, Houghton Mifflin, 1982.

Books about the Snowden Revelations

- Barton Gellman: Dark Mirror, Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State, Penguin, May 2020 (documents and cover names)

- Edward Snowden: Permanent Record, MacMillan, September 2019 (review)

- Timothy H. Edgar, Beyond Snowden, Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA, The Brookings Institution, August 2017.

- Edward Jay Epstein, How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft, Knopf, January 2017.

- Ronald Goldfarb e.a.: After Snowden: Privacy, Secrecy, and Security in the Information Age, May 2015.

- David P. Fidler ed.: The Snowden Reader, Indiana University Press, April 2015 (review)

- Glenn Greenwald: No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, Metropolitan Books, May 2014 (documents, notes and index)

- Michael Gurnow: The Edward Snowden Affair: Exposing the Politics and Media Behind the NSA Scandal, Blue River Press, April 2014.

- Marcel Rosenbach & Holger Stark: Der NSA-Komplex: Edward Snowden und der Weg in die totale Ɯberwachung, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, March 2014.

- Luke Harding: The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man, Vintage, February 2014.

- Catherine A. Fitzpatrick: Privacy for Me and Not for Thee: The Movement for Invincible Personal Encryption, Radical State Transparency, and the Snowden Hack, January 2014.

- Edward Lucas: The Snowden Operation, Inside the West’s Greatest Intelligence Disaster (e-book), January 2014.

Books about Signals Intelligence

- John Ferris: Behind the Enigma - The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain’s Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency, Bloomsbury Publishing, October 2020.

- James R. Clapper: Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence, Penguin Books, May 2018.

- Yasha Levine: Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet, Ingram Publisher Services, October 2017.

- Andrei Soldatov: The Red Web: The Kremlin's Wars on the Internet, Ingram Publisher Services, August 2017.

- Fred Kaplan: Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War, Simon & Schuster, March 2017

- Gordon Corera: Intercept: The Secret History of Computers and Spies, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2015.

- Shane Harris: @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex, Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books, 2015.

- Marc Ambinder & D.B. Grady: Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry, Wiley, April 2013.

- Dana Priest & William M. Arkin: Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State, Little, Brown and Company, September 2011.

- Shane Harris: The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State, Penguin Books, January 2011.

- Richard J. Aldrich: GCHQ, The uncensored story of Britain's most secret intelligence agency, Harper Press, 2010.

- Patrick Radden Keefe: Chatter: Dispatches from the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping, Random House, 2005.

- Matthew M. Aid, Cees Wiebes e.a.: Secrets of Signals Intelligence during the Cold War and beyond, Frank Cass, 2001.

- Nicky Hager: Secret Power, New Zealand’s role in the international spy network, Craig Potton Publishing, 1996.

Books about Hacking operations

- Ben Buchanan: The Hacker and the State: Cyber Attacks and the New Normal of Geopolitics, Harvard University Press, February 2020.

- Andy Greenberg: Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers, Doubleday, November 2019.

- Kim Zetter: Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon, Broadway Books, September 2015.

Books about Cyber and Society

- Ronald J. Deibert, Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society, House of Anansi Press, October 2020.

- James Ball: The System: Who Owns the Internet, and How It Owns Us, Bloomsbury Publishing, August 2020.

- Shoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, PublicAffairs, January 2019.

- Bruce Schneier: Data and Goliath, The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World, W. W. Norton & Company, March 2015.

Books about Cryptography

- Simon Singh: The Code Book: A History of Cryptography, Doubleday, 1999.

- David Kahn: The Codebreakers: The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet, Scribner, 1996.

See also: Books on cryptography

Other interesting books

- William M. Arkin: Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans, Programs and Operations in the 9/11 World, Steerforth, January 2005.

- Michael K. Bohn, Nerve Center: Inside the White House Situation Room, Brassey's Inc., 2003.

More books will be added gradually!

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