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I am appalled at the treatment of Bradley Manning described in this book. And this from a state that complained about solitary confinement in Apartheid South Africa and other repressive regimes. The hypocrisy of the State department and incompetence of the US military is clear for all to see.
Julian Assange does not come out of this book as a saint, but as an activist with human flaws and idiosyncrasies.
The insights into the newsrooms and negotiations leading up to the release of the Afghan and later Iraqi war logs, and then the (un)diplomatic cables, are fascinating. The authors' British bias is obvious, but not annoying.
Unfortunately the narrator blunders through some poor name pronunciation and pauses in funny places. Perhaps the narration was a rush job; I think a British voice would have done better. The book was put together in record time, so it tends to repeat some items. Nonetheless I found it impossible to put down, and it clarified the history and background of the WikiLeaks saga for me.
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Fans of Wikileaks will benefit from hearing this comprehensive history of the controversial website, including biographical information on key actors including Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.
The smooth-flowing prose and interesting story kept my attention for the full duration. And, the narration was excellent.
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