American Spies

Co-Winner of the 2016 Palmer Civil Liberties Prize


To date, it is the best single book I have read for understanding the breadth of the U.S. government’s surveillance operations.

Christopher J. Coyne

Professor, George Mason University

U.S. intelligence agencies—the eponymous American Spies—are exceedingly aggressive, pushing and sometimes bursting through the technological, legal and political boundaries of lawful surveillance. Written for a general audience by a surveillance law expert, this book educates readers about how the reality of modern surveillance differs from popular understanding.

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