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.
"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 stor
|Cast of characters||p. vii|
|The Hunt||p. 13|
|Bradley Manning||p. 20|
|Julian Assangc||p. 32|
|The rise of WikiLeaks||p. 49|
|The Apache video||p. 65|
|The Lamo dialogues||p. 72|
|The deal||p. 90|
|In the bunker||p. 104|
|The Afghanistan war logs||p. 116|
|The Iraq war logs||p. 128|
|The cables||p. 135|
|The world's most famous man||p. 145|
|Uneasy partners||p. 164|
|Before the deluge||p. 176|
|Publication day||p. 194|
|The biggest leak in history||p. 210|
|The ballad of Wandsworth jail||p. 227|
|The future of WikiLeaks||p. 240|
|Appendix: US Embassy Cables||p. 251|
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Number Of Pages: 339
Published: 15th February 2011
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 14.2 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.34