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WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy

WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy

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By (author) David Leigh, By (author) Luke Harding

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  • Publisher: PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 28mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 161039061X
  • ISBN 13: 9781610390613
  • Illustrations note: TBD
  • Sales rank: 220,111

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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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Mediaite, February 5, 2011 "While [The Guardian's] rendition of experience does not fail to leave out the requisite depiction of Assange as overbearing and paranoid, the overall tone of the story, rather than vengeful, is surprisingly self-effacing." TechCrunch, February 12, 2011 "You can imagine, then, how delighted I was to receive a copy of the Guardian's new crash-published Wikileaks book and discover that it was all the things I wanted from the Times' book. And more... Indeed, while 'Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange's War On Secrecy' is many things - a thriller, a story of international diplomacy, a tale of greed and ambition and double-crosses; a comedy, a tragedy - above all it's a manifesto for the future of professional journalism...If Wikileaks is this generation's Watergate, then 'Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy' might well prove to be its All The President's Men; educating a whole new generation of would-be reporters on the power and importance of the professional press." MacLean's, March 1, 2011"Leigh's portrait of the WikiLeaks founder is at once affectionate and damning-a dry-eyed examination of the way celebrity can pervert a burgeoning ego." Eurasian Review, February 4, 2011 "The novelistic lens serves an important purpose by painting a richer, more three-dimensional portrait of the people behind WikiLeaks and the controversies in which they became embroiled." Kaietur News, March 6, 2011"Fantastic... a complicated story of the relationship between a man who is a fanatical political activist (Assange) with no formal journalistic training and no background in the media, and a group of esteemed, famous professional media practitioners." Irish Independent, March 19, 2011 "In unraveling the murky details, the book has also provided a rip-roaring narrative of secrets, tantrums, technological wizardry, personal betrayal and vengeance." The American Prospect, June, 2011 "The best overview of the story as it stood in early 2011 is WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy...This is a gripping, spy-novel-paced recounting of how WikiLeaks, the Guardian, and the other major organizations managed a first-of-its-kind global news-breaking collaboration."