Through the miracle of modern publishing, a new, updated and expanded edition of the book I wrote with Kevin Gosztola, Truth and Consequences: The U.S. vs. Private Manning has been published tonight, in its e-book version (the print update has to wait a bit). It now covers the case through the close of the trial, the verdict and yesterday's sentencing--and the reactions to all of it. Gosztola, of course, is one of only three or four journalists who were there for the many months of hearings and then the trial. Here's the new write-up from the Amazon book page.
"Greg Mitchell and Kevin Gosztola have provided, from the start, some of
the most important coverage of WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning. They have
shone a bright light on Manning’s courageous whistle-blowing and brutal
incarceration--and now in this timely and vital book they raise many
serious questions surrounding all of that, and the new legal maneuvers
against him." -- DANIEL ELLSBERG
Truth and Consequences" is now published in an updated and expanded
August 2013 edition that covers Pfc. Manning's recent trial, conviction,
and sentencing. It probes not just the life and worldwide impact of
Manning, the U.S. Army private accused of leaking classified information
to WikiLeaks, but also the controversial legal proceedings against
him. This dramatic and often surprising saga--the only book to follow
the entire story from the first leak to the close of the trial--is
written by the two reporters who have followed his case, from the
beginning, more closely than virtually any other journalists.
e-book for Kindle, iPads and other devices--also available in a June
2013 print edition--could not be more timely. Manning now faces more
than thirty years in prison for charges related to leaking documents and
videos to WikiLeaks.
"Truth and Consequences" is written by
award-winning author Greg Mitchell, whose daily blog on WikiLeaks for
The Nation magazine and numerous books have gained a wide
following, and Kevin Gosztola, who writes for a popular blog at
Firedoglake.com, "The Dissenter." Gosztola was one of the few
reporters to attend all of the key hearings and the entire trial,
starting in December 2011.
The new edition includes a compelling
account of the trial, verdict and sentencing, and the strong critical
reaction and protest from activists, journalists and other observers.
book 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--all of it long kept from the public. Then the authors probe the
controversy that swirled around Manning's harsh treatment in the brig at
the Marine base in Quantico, Va., and demonstrations all over the world
-- even as some pundits and politicians in the U.S. called for
The book then follows the Manning case right up to his trial and responses to the August 21, 2013, sentencing.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
New Edition of Our Book About Manning and Trial Published Tonight
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch