mark hertsgaard

Independent Journalist & Author


HOT readings in SF Bay Area Thurs & Fri

Hey, Bay Area pals–If you’re interested, come hear me discuss my new book, HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth, as well as give a report on our confrontations with the climate cranks on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, Feb 17, I’ll be appearing at Diesel bookstore in Oakland at 7 pm. On Friday, Feb 18, I’ll be at Book Passage in Corte Madera. No obligation to buy a book if you attend, but please do commit to join–or increase your commitment to–the fight to preserve a livable planet for our precious young people in Generation Hot.

Meanwhile, if you missed it yesterday, here is the 3 minute video of our confrontations with (some of) the cranks. Please circulate widely.


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By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did: leak top secret documents revealing that the US government was spying on hundreds of millions of people around the world. But if you want to know why Snowden did it, the way he did it, you need to know the stories of two other men.

The first is Thomas Drake, who blew the whistle on the very same surveillance ten years before Snowden did and got crushed. The other is The Third Man, a former senior Pentagon official who comes forward in this book for the first time to describe how his superiors repeatedly broke the law to punish Drakeā€”and unwittingly taught Snowden how to evade their clutches.

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About Mark

Independent journalist Mark Hertsgaard is the author of seven books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden; HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth; and A Day in the Life: The Music and Artistry of the Beatles. He has reported from twenty-five countries about politics, culture and the environment for leading outlets, including The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Time, Mother Jones, NPR, the BBC and The Nation, where is the environment correspondent. He lives in San Francisco.