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WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy Paperback – February 1, 2011
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His new book "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man" is published on February 11, 2014 by Vintage Books in the US and by Guardian Faber in the UK. "The Snowden Files" will also be published in Brazil, China, Korea, Norway, Holland, Portugal and Japan, to date.
He is the author of three previous non-fiction books. They are "The Liar: The Fall of Jonathan Aitken" (1997), nominated for the Orwell Prize; and "WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy" (2011), both written with David Leigh. The film rights to Wikileaks were sold to DreamWorks and the film, The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Bruhl, came out in 2013. "Mafia State: How One Reporter Became an Enemy of the Brutal New Russia appeared in 2011 in the UK, and as "Expelled" in the US in 2012.
Luke lives in Hertfordshire, UK, with his wife, the freelance journalist Phoebe Taplin, and their two children
Top Customer Reviews
1. FOX NEWS wants Assange assassinated.
2. Senator Lieberman wants Assange terminated.
3. Hillary Clinton would like Assange to be erased.
4. But, then, a few months after the massive leak, America learns that the leaks actually increased the popularity of the USA among the regular people in the Middle-East.
5. Yes, the clear, colorful descriptions of criminal elements in Russia, Iraq and Afghanistan really made citizens of these countries both angry at their leaders and happier about the USA.
6. So, the USA backed off...a little.
7. But, today, Manning is still locked up and Assange can't go out and play.
8. Obama's State Department seems aware and useful.
9. But, Obama and the USA military remain angry cretins.
10. We learn, basically, that leaks can help the world.
11. But, pity the poor leakers.
12. They must be punished and tortured and kept in solitary and hurt and criticized and deported or jailed or killed or driven insane.
13. Nice country you've made, Mr. President.
14. And, by the way, keep up the drone assassinations of brown people. These killings are really getting you support among the innocent victims.
15. Hope you bring the drones to the USA ghettos and barrios soon. I know you want to.
Larry Rochelle, Author of OCCUPY FEARRINGTON, available on AMAZON Kindle.
Despite the bias of the journalists against Bradley Manning, the book is an informed account of the relationship between Bradley Manning and Julian Assange; and The Guardian and Wikileaks.
The writers (who were the journalists in collaboration with Julian Assange) present themselves and The Guardian as moral guardians who educated Julian Assange about media's ethics. While that's probably true, this aspect of the narrative felt like the writers are too eager to delineate their own position, and distance themselves from Assange.
Nevertheless, the writers debunk the spin and propaganda around the sexual assault charges against Julian Assange.
Written by one of Britains' most distinguished investigative journalists, it's a real page turner, full of twists and turns, that held my interest from beginning to end.
If the reader can bypass the writers bias, it's a must read for anyone interested in investigative and citizen journalism, and it's relationship to Whistleblowers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wikileaks Terrific interesting book, I bought it for several people who also found it very interesting, anyone interested in the world we live in needs to read this bookPublished on January 12, 2013 by Sylvia A Cordaiy
Assange is the make believe hero who says "9-11 truthers annoy him".Well Mr pasty ex cult member liars annoy me and you are a big one.Why read about a liar? Read morePublished on August 31, 2011 by Andrea McPherson
An interesting but not a riveting read.
Julian comes across as an intelligent man, driven by a fractured childhood. Read more