Part international thriller, part David and Goliath story, this book is a ringside view of Wikileaks and the man who is as secretive as the organisations he targets.
The Most Dangerous Man in the World is the definitive account of WikiLeaks, threats against its existence and the man who is as secretive as the organisations he targets. Through interviews with Julian Assange, his inner circle and those who fell out with him, Andrew Fowler tells the story of how a man with a turbulent childhood and brilliance for computers created a phenomenon that has become a game-changer in journalism and global politics.
In this international thriller, Fowler gives a ringside seat on the biggest leak in history. He charts the pursuit of Assange by the US and Sweden and the offer of political asylum by Eucador. It tells the story of how in the eyes of many Assange had become, according to the Pentagon Papers whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg, ‘the most dangerous man in the world’.
About the Author
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 medal.
[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 exclusives.
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st September 2012
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1