The Most Dangerous Man In The World

The Most Dangerous Man In The World : The Inside Story On Julian Assange And WikiLeaks

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Hours of top-secret videos and hundreds of thousands of highly classified documents pour from the vaults of the most powerful nation on earth. They expose lies, hypocrisy, cover-ups and high level diplomatic gossip, making headlines around the world. Julian Assange, the Australian editor-in-chief of internet-based whistleblower site Wikileaks, has left the Whitehouse stunned, and severely embarrassed the US military, banks and major corporations. As US intelligence agencies launch a massive investigation into Assange, and the drama of the bizarre Swedish rape allegations unfold, Four Corners journalist Andrew Fowler charts this 39-year old Australian's fateful rise into the most dangerous man in the world. Beginning with the happy days spent with his parents travelling around Australia in a touring theatre company "living a Tom Sawyer" life, to the months on the run with his mother, escaping a quasi-religious sect, headed up by the notorious Anne Hamilton-Byrne and his days as a Melbourne-based hacker. It was these experiences that shaped his opposition to secrecy and developed him as a humanist and truth seeker. This book travels inside the Wikileaks bunker and explains what makes covert sources risk all to get their information out to the public. It tracks a Wikileaks leak, stage by stage, from the moment a military insider decides to dump highly sensitive classified documents onto the Wikileak server through to its release into the public more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 24mm
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • 0522861903
  • 9780522861907
  • 1,727,196

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[A]n in-depth look at Assange from his childhood to the current day with the anti-secrecy Wiki-Leaks "revolution." It has all the ingredients for a big-screen tale of intrigue and conspiracy: the plucky underdog vying to buck the system, sexual complications and powerful government forces with secrets to hide. . . . the book details Assange's life from his childhood on Magnetic Island in Queensland, Australia, all the way through to his founding of the whistleblower website. [B]y far the best book written about WikiLeaks. [I]nvestigative journalist Andrew Fowler's The Most Dangerous Man in the World . . . comes up with a number of more

About Andrew Fowler

Andrew Fowler is a contributing reporter for the ABC's Foreign Correspondent program. He has been chief of staff and acting foreign editor of The Australian and a reporter with SBS Dateline and Channel 7 and was a founding member of Lateline in 1990. Andrew has won several awards including the United Nations Peace Prize, the Human Rights Award, and a New York Festival silver more

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