Public Profiles: Whistleblowers: Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden and Others, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642821829
  • ISBN-13: 9781642821826
  • DDC: 353.460973
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Whistleblowers are both celebrated and reviled. They expose illegal or unconscionable actions by a government official or organization, the dangerous practices or financial fraud of a corporation, or the perjury of a high-profile witness. The reasons that motivate whistleblowers are as diverse as the crimes and misdeeds they expose. Through articles written at the time of events, this book introduces readers to some of the most famous whistleblowers in recent history. These include Mark Felt, aka Deep Throat, whose information helped uncover the Watergate scandal; Chelsea Manning, who, as Bradley Manning, shared classified documents revealing unsavory, untruthful, and potentially illegal activity by the United States government in the Middle East; and Grigory Rodchenkov, the doctor who exposed Russia's state-sponsored doping program.