“A darkly funny look at our ongoing surveillance nightmare. . . .An entertaining, exhaustive, and approachable look at an incredibly important and relevant topic, because information security affects everyone whether you like it or not.” —PC Magazine
“Ted Rall’s Snowden is a dramatic, evocative, thoughtful and very accessible account of one of the most important stories of the century – and one of the most ominous, unless citizens are roused to action to rein in abusive state power.” —Noam Chomsky
“VERDICT Written for adults but accessible to teens and sophisticated tweens, this work belongs in all libraries and will supply focus and background—if not unanimity—to everyone interested in government oversight issues.”–School Library Journal
“Ted Rall nails his accurate graphics on the door of the national security state’s unconstitutional mass surveillance, blanket invasions of privacy and related illegalities against the American people—charged to the American taxpayers.
”For all self-respecting citizens pressed for time, Ted Rall’s story of the heroic whistleblower, Edward Snowden, is essential reading as ‘Big Brother’ starts having to look over its shoulders.”
“His book, at 225 pages long, is actually extremely useful even to someone who knows the Snowden story relatively well. Rall clearly lays the story out in a comprehensive, surprisingly enjoyable way, and his signature, colorfully wry figures in text-heavy panels lend a whimsy and absurdity which match Snowden’s saga.” — Steven W Thrasher, The Guardian
“Through comically drawn figures and thorough yet uncomplicated blocks of text, Rall chronicles former NSA contractor Snowden’s early life, work experience, personality and political evolution. The unabashedly pro-Snowden deep-dive serves to help answer the questions: Of the countless government employees who knew of these programs, why was Snowden the one to risk everything to uncover them? And would we have done the same had we been in his position?” — Lauren Walker, Newsweek