Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg
What has been made public so far about WikiLeaks is only a small fraction of the truth. With his insider knowledge, Daniel Domscheit-Berg is uniquely able to tell the full story.
Since its launch in 2006, WikiLeaks has rapidly grown into the most powerful and influential whistleblowing organisation ever. Its status as a repository and publisher of leaked sensitive and confidential documents - while preserving the anonymity and untraceability of its contributors - as well as the statements and behaviour of its leader, Julian Assange, have made WikiLeaks daily front-page news and a topic of enormous controversy.
In this eye-opening account, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who joined WikiLeaks in its early days and became its spokesman, reveals never-disclosed details about the inner workings of the organisation that has struck fear into governments and businesses worldwide. He also provides a remarkably up-close portrait of Julian Assange himself.
Under the pseudonym Daniel Schmitt, Domscheit-Berg was effectively No. 2 at WikiLeaks and the organisation's most public face after Julian Assange. In this book, he tells the backstories of major leaks, and reveals the evolution, finances, and inner tensions of the whistleblower organisation, beginning with his first meeting with Assange in December 2007. He also describes what led to his September 2010 withdrawal from WikiLeaks, including his disenchantment with the organisation's lack of transparency, its abandonment of political neutrality, and Assange's increasing concentration of power.
' By blowing the whistle on the world's most famous whistleblower, Mr. Domscheit-Berg has performed a public service.'
-Gabriel Schoenfeld, The Wall Street Journal
If Inside WikiLeaks was a rock'n'roll memoir, then the tale it tells would be of a struggling band that after much hardship and sacrifice finally made it big time only to implode under the pressure of sudden fame and savage egos thus unleashed.'
-Simon Caterson, The Sydney Morning Herald
'An intensely personal account of what it was like to be at the epicentre of an internet phenomenon ... Domscheit-Berg's portrayal of the WikiLeaks founder is the most insightful to date.'
-John Naughton, The Guardian
Paperback | 305 pages
150 x 230 x 30mm | 316g
11 Feb 2011
Carlton North, Australia
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Some damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and creasing, but no holes or tears. A sticker has been only half-removed off the front cover. The first page has splotches of discolouring. The remaining pages are undamaged, with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.