WikiLeaks : Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy Paperback
New and Updated edition - It was the biggest leak in history.
WikiLeaks infuriated the world's greatest superpower, embarrassed the British royal family and helped cause a revolution in North Africa.
The man behind it was Julian Assange, one of the strangest figures ever to become a worldwide celebrity.
Internet messiah or cyber-terrorist? Information freedom fighter or sex criminal? In this newly updated edition, award-winning Guardian journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding follow the story as it takes on ever-weirder twists and turns.
In London, Assange went to ground in the back bedroom of the Ecuadorian embassy.
Meanwhile, in a courtroom near Washington, the fate of the US army whistleblower Bradley Manning hung in the balance. And in Hawaii, a young man named Edward Snowden, working as a contractor for the National Security Agency, was about to take WikiLeaks into even darker territory. "A rip-roaring narrative of secrets, tantrums, technological wizardry, personal betrayal and vengeance". (Irish Independent). "Excellent". (Sunday Times). "Enjoyable...The WikiLeaks founder comes across as a shadowy, manipulative character with the habits of a tramp and the brain of a chess grandmaster". (Spectator). "Superbly narrated ...unputdownable". (Observer).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing
- Publication Date: 03/10/2013
- Category: Political activism
- ISBN: 9781783350179