Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 in
Published: February 15, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 161039061X
ISBN - 13: 9781610390613
About the Book
Traces the history of the online organization WikiLeaks, which released thousands of previously secret or classified documents from numerous government agencies, and examines its impact on world politics and freedom of information.
From the Publisher
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