"Jesselyn Radack's exceptionally well-written memoir about her ordeal as a Justice Department whistleblower details attacks from the George W. Bush administration on both her professional and personal life, from forcing her out of her career at the Justice Department to anonymous administration officials calling her a "traitor," "turncoat," and "terrorist sympathizer."
Glenn Greenwald says it best in his forward to Radack's first-hand account of whistleblowing: "In June 2002, Jesselyn Radack exposed one of the first cases of torture post-9/11 - being used on an American - in the case of John Walker Lindh. Her sobering book should be required reading for all first-year law students because it shows poignantly how 'national security' is being used to fundamentally bastardize constitutional law, criminal procedure, human rights, civil liberties and legal ethics."
Greenwald is right, the intersection in Radack's book of torture, national security, freedom of speech and legal ethics makes the book a unique - and invaluable - contribution to any curriculum. The book is packed full of weedy legal issues fit for wanna-be lawyers, but anyone will be mesmerized by her harrowing tale about the lengths to which our government will go to silence critics.
Radack's story is a stark example of how necessary whistleblowers are in order to ensure transparency in government and of how necessary whistleblower rights are in order to ensure that patriots like Radack are protected and not excoriated."