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Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange's War On Secrecy

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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 Africa. The man behind it was Julian Assange, one of the strangest figures ever to become a worldwide celebrity. Ws he an intemet messiah or a cyber-terrorist? Information freedom fighter or sex crimnal? The debate would echo around the globe as us politicians called for his assasination.

Award-winning Guardian journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding have been at the centre of a unique publishing drama that involved the release of some 250,000 secret diplomatic cables and classified files from the Afghan and Iraq wars. At one point the platinum haired hacker was hiding from the CIA in David Leigh's London house. Now, together with the paper's investigative reporting team, Leigh and Harding reveal the starting inside story of the man and the leak.

March 2010: US soldier Bradley Manning accused of passing on a million classified military documents to WikLeaks
July Pulication of Afghan war logs reveals existence of American kill squads
October : Iraq files reveal torture and civilian
December Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London
January 2011 Assange promises yet further revelations.

Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange's War On Secrecy

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David Leigh, Luke Hardind
Publisher Guardian Books
ISBN ISBN: 978-0-85-265239-8, 9780852652398
Size Demy 1/8
Pages 340