Dark Territory

  • by Fred Kaplan
  • Narrated by Malcolm Hillgartner
  • 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As cyber attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan.
Kaplan probes the inner corridors of the National Security Agency, the beyond-top-secret cyber units in the Pentagon, the "information warfare" squads of the military services, and the national security debates in the White House to tell this never-before-told story of the officers, policymakers, scientists, and spies who devised this new form of warfare and who have been planning - and, more often than people know, fighting - these wars for decades.
From the 1991 Gulf War to conflicts in Haiti, Serbia, Syria, the former Soviet republics, Iraq, and Iran, where cyber warfare played a significant role, Dark Territory chronicles, in fascinating detail, an unknown past that shines an unsettling light on our future.

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Best narrator - Malcolm Hillgartner

I believe that cyber warfare or terrorism Is the greatest threat of our age, a much more likely threat than conventional warfare, and way more likely than nuclear war. This book outlines many of the main characters who've shaped the landscape of that arena on the governmental side and is a worthy read (listen).

The narrator, Malcolm Hillgartner, is one of the best in the business, not because he can do a variety of voices (not his strength), but because his voice has weight and authority - you just enjoy hearing him tell this kind of a story. I recommend this book and this narrator
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- Greg Davis

We are all wandering in Dark Territory.

Possibly more relevant now than ever before, Kaplan's book provides an in depth, and extremely readable, history of cyberwarfare. Beginning in the Reagan presidency and continuing through the Obama administration, you won't find a better researched source of information on digital war and security.

Also, Malcom Hillaryner's performance is perfectly suited to this sort of material. Very highly recommended.

Footnote: Watch the movie "Wargames" before starting this. The book makes several references to it, plus it's just a great movie on its own. Not required of course, but you'll get a better experience out of Dark Territory afterwards.
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- David S. Mathew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.