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Chelsea Manning memoir set for release early next year

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Chelsea Manning is penning a memoir that’s scheduled to come out early next year.

The book, says publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, “will, for the first time, allow readers to experience the full depth, breadth, and weight of [Manning’s] journey.”

{mosads}Manning “has made headlines around the world, but they couldn’t possibly capture the complexity of her experiences,” the publisher’s vice president, Colin Dickerman, said in a statement, calling the writing “intimate, passionate, galvanizing, and necessary for our times.”

The 31-year-old former Army intelligence analyst was released from jail last week after a grand jury she refused to testify before expired.

Manning was sentenced to a 35-year prison term in 2013 for disclosing classified materials to WikiLeaks. Her criminal conviction was commuted by former President Obama in January of 2017.

In her as-yet-untitled book, its publisher said this week, the former Maryland Senate candidate will recount “how her plea for increased institutional transparency and government accountability takes places alongside a fight to defend her rights as a trans woman.”

The memoir, set for release sometime between January and April, will also include details from Manning about “how and why she made the decision to send classified military documents to Wikileaks.”

— Updated at 2:51 p.m.

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