James Bamford ‘64
Suffolk University, BA 1972
Suffolk University Law School, JD 1975
A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies
Time: “Probably the best one-volume companion to the harrowing events in the war on terrorism since 1996;” Washington Post “Best of 2004”.
Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultrasecret NSA,
From the Cold War to the Dawn of a New Century
National Bestseller; Investigative Reporters and Editors Gold Medal;
The Puzzle Palace, A Report on NSA, America’s Most Secret Intelligence Agency National Bestseller; Investigative Reporters and Editors Book-of-the-Year Award; NY Times: “Mr. Bamford has uncovered everything except the combination to the director’s safe.”
Consultant to U.S. State and Justice Departments. Expert witness before U.S. Senate and House. Guest expert on every major American television network.
Writer of in-depth investigative and national security articles for many national magazines. Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Award for the Best Investigative Reporting in TV.
Advice to Students
Be informed, compassionate and daring in every aspect of your life.
You can make a difference in the world. It is important to try to change things in government— whether Natick or Washington-- when you believe that officials are following the wrong course.
A person with determination and willing to take chances can have an important impact on events in his neighborhood or his country.
Inducted November 22, 2005