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Manning in the Making: New Article Sheds Light on Manning's Early Life


Manning in the Making: New Article Sheds Light on Manning's Early Life

In a new article for This Land Press, reporter Denver Nicks sheds new light on Bradley Manning, the man at the center of the Wikileaks saga. In "Manning in the Making," we learn about his formative time spent in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and how it helped shaped Manning's life and decisions.

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) March 7, 2011

In a new feature for the monthly Oklahoma publication, This Land, reporter Denver Nicks builds on his explosive article “Private Manning and the Making of Wikileaks” by investigating Private First Class Bradley Manning's time spent in Tulsa—and what would turn out to be some of the alleged Wikileaker's most formative years.

Through his exclusive interview with Manning's childhood friend Jordan Davis, Nicks exposes the hardships Manning faced in the working world that would eventually drive him to enlist in the army. Joining the army was a life-long dream of his, and it would afford him an opportunity to get a four-year degree in physics.

“Manning in the Making” if the first article to:

--Explore the important transitional period Manning spent in Tulsa

--Reveal details about why Manning enlisted in the army

--Examine Manning's early devotion to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

This Land Press editor-in-chief Michael Mason says that "Manning in the Making" gives us a distinct, human portrait of one of our most enigmatic media subjects.

"Denver Nicks' article refutes the ongoing myth that Manning was a maladjusted, impulsive man," says Mason. "Instead, we see that he's a serious thinker, a man who developed a deep sense of loyalty and personal responsibility to the world."

When Nicks' first article on Manning appeared in September of 2010, it received international attention. TIME called the feature “the best answer to date” in response to the question “Who is Bradley Manning?” In this new piece, “Manning the Making” Nicks delves even deeper into Manning's life to uncover the factors that drove him to enlist in the army.

“Manning in the Making” is available through print subscription to This Land and at the website

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