Whistleblowers pay with their lives to save ours. When insiders like former NSA analyst Edward Snowden, ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley, or Big Tobacco truth-teller Jeffrey Wigand blow the whistle on high-level lying, lawbreaking or other wrongdoing - whether it's government spying, corporate murder, or scientific scandal - the public benefits enormously. Wars are ended, deadly products are taken off the market, white-collar criminals are sent to jail. The whistleblowers themselves, however, generally end up ruined. Nearly all of them lose their jobs - and in many cases their marriages and their health - as they refuse to back down in the face of increasingly ferocious official retaliation. That moral stubbornness despite terrible personal cost is the defining DNA of whistleblowers. The public owes them more than we know.
In Bravehearts, Hertsgaard tells the gripping, sometimes darkly comic and ultimately inspiring stories of the unsung heroes of our time. A deeply reported, impassioned polemic, Bravehearts is a book for citizens everywhere - especially students, teachers, activists and anyone who wants to make a difference in the world around them.
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Whistle blowers need our protection.
- Cherokee L. Schill
WOW, I am speechless. Amazing Book, A MUST TO DO!
Yes, this book is beautifully read by the speaker.
I don't know, haven't come across similar information or story.
Reid did an excellent work by using different tones of voice and acting the story which delivers lots of information to keep the listener trapped. His voice is clear and fun to listen.
I downloaded the book yesterday at 9:30 am and I started to listen and could not stop to do so. I finished the book and I am planning to listen this book again and recommend it to a few friends.
Some books I have heard in the past the voice of the reader is boring and makes me halt. Should use more often voices like the reader of this book which is easy, light and fun to listen.
- Laura Ventoso