WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy

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PublicAffairs, Feb 8, 2011 - Political Science - 352 pages

A team of journalists with unparalleled inside access provides the first full, in-depth account of WikiLeaks, its founder Julian Assange, and the ethical, legal, and political controversies it has both uncovered and provoked.

 

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

I am definitely interested in the topic but the prose was so ripe and the participles dangled so that I could make no headway w/ this book. Sigh. Read full review

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A very poor book. Feels like it was pushed out far too quickly to get to market before others. Really a story about the Guardian and WikiLeaks, not Assange. It is plain by the end that the authors don ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Chapter 1 The Hunt
13
Chapter 2 Bradley Manning
20
Chapter 3 Julian Assange
32
Chapter 4 The Rise of WikiLeaks
49
Chapter 5 The Apache Video
65
Chapter 6 The Lamo Dialogues
72
Chapter 7 The Deal
90
Chapter 12 The Worlds Most Famous Man
145
Chapter 13 Uneasy Partners
164
Chapter 14 Before the Deluge
176
Chapter 15 Publication Day
194
Chapter 16 The Biggest Leak in History
210
Chapter 17 The Ballad of Wandsworth Jail
227
Chapter 18 The Future of WikiLeaks
240
APPENDIX
251

Chapter 8 In the Bunker
104
Chapter 9 The Afghanistan War Logs
116
Chapter 10 The Iraq War Logs
128
Chapter 11 The Cables
135
Acknowledgments
331
Index
332
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Luke Harding is a British journalist, born 1968. He graduated from University College, Oxford where he studied English. His work in journalism began while at University College as editor of the student newspaper, Cherwell. He went on to work for The Sunday Correspondent, the Evening Argus in Brighton, the Daily Mail, and then, in 1996, The Guardian. From 2007-2011 he was the Guardian's Russia correspondent. He received the James Cameron prize in 2014 for his work on Russia, Ukraine, Wikileaks and Edward Snowden. Currently, he is a foreign correspondent with the Guardian. He is the author of Mafia State, co-author of Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy, The Liar, The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man, A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West, and Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win. In 2013, Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy was made into the film, The Fifth Estate.

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