Title: Dark Mirror
Author: Barton Gellman
Gellman, Barton (2016). Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State. New York: Penguin Group
- Snowden, Edward J., 1983-
- United States. National Security Agency/Central Security Service.
- Leaks (Disclosure of information) United States.
- Whistle blowing United States.
- Electronic surveillance United States.
- Electronic surveillance.
- Leaks (Disclosure of information)
- Whistle blowing.
- United States.
Date Posted: April 28, 2017
Reviewed in The Intelligencer
When Edward Snowden aimed to spill large troves of classified US secrets, interest was drawn to a tiny sliver of them that dealt with government surveillance of its own citizens (read: terrorists). Gellman reached out to Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald and filmmaker Laura Poitras—all of whom smelled Pulitzers-in-the-making. Gellman helped the Washington Post win two Pulitzer Prizes and was certain this leak would clinch a third. Gellman used his exchanges with Snowden as a springboard for further investigation into national security, as shown here in a big-picture look at today’s surveillance state offering more leaks and revelations about the alliance between big technology and telecom companies and the Bush and Obama administrations.
 Reviewed in The Intelligencer: Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies (22, 3, Winter 2016-17, pp. 135-136 ).