THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN THE WORLD: THE EXPLOSIVE TRUE STORY OF JULIAN ASSANGE AND THE LIES, COVER-UPS, AND CONSPIRACIES HE EXPOSED
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In THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN THE WORLD: THE EXPLOSIVE TRUE STORY OF JULIAN ASSANGE AND THE LIES, COVER-UPS, AND CONSPIRACIES HE EXPOSED, journalist
Andrew Fowler talks to Julian Assange, his inner
circle and his enemies, deftly revealing the story of
how a man with a brilliance for computers created a
phenomenon that has disrupted the worlds of both
journalism and international politics. From Assangeʼs
early skirmishes with Scientology to the release of
570,000 intercepts of pager messages from Sept. 11,
2001, and on to the video showing American soldiers
firing on civilians and reporters, Fowler takes us along
on an explosive journey. From the founding of WikiLeaks
right up to Cablegate and the threat of further
leaks in 2011 that he warns could bring down a major
American bank, Fowler exposes it all.
Hardcover, 271 pages.
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Echoing the feeling at the time that it was a military-style operation, Assange said WikiLeaks would be able to move faster than an US legal counterattack. ‘What I predicted would happen is precisely what happened,’ he said. Assange and his group pass freely through the border security. Nobody had recognized him and even if they had, he didn’t appear to be on a wanted list. Certainly none carried in various bags. They may have been slightly more interested in the number of DVDs he and his colleagues had with them, particularly if they’d taken the time to play one of them.