Sunday, 27 March 2011

Bradley Manning: Truth And Consequences

The first book about Bradley Manning has just been published in the States.
Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences is written by Greg Mitchell, The Nation blogger and author of The Age of WikiLeaks.
Here's the blurb: "In his new book, Mitchell traces Manning from his childhood in Oklahoma to Baghdad, where he was arrested in May 2010 and charged with sending to WikiLeaks explosive secret reports relating to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and diplomatic cables exposing sensitive U.S. relations around the world - and corrupt or abusive practices by other regimes. Is Manning guilty? If so, what was his motivation?
"Then Mitchell probes the controversy that has swirled around Manning's harsh treatment in the brig at the Marine base in Quantico, Va., which has led to repeated charges of "cruel and unusual punishment," the firing of the chief U.S. State Department spokesman, and demonstrations all over the world - even as some pundits and politicians in the U.S. call for Manning's execution."
You can order a copy for £6.49 here - or get an e-book from Amazon for £3.53.
I'll review it when my copy arrives...

Update: Links to two extracts from the book have been kindly added in the Comments section below...