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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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The battle lines are drawn: freedom of speech against the control of the State. The Internet is the battle ground. In this war there will only be one winner. In The Most Dangerous Man in the World, award-winning journalist Andrew Fowler talks to Julian Assange, his inner circle, and those disaffected by him, deftly revealing the story of how a man with a turbulent childhoo ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 11th 2011 by Skyhorse Publishing (first published 2011)
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Julia
Aug 22, 2012 Julia rated it liked it
Very interesting to read this while the battle for Julian Assange's asylum was being finalised (I must admit I was a tad disappointed that he was actually still in the Ecuador embassy when he gave his thank you speech, I was hoping he had snuck out long ago). I understand that Andrew Fowler created a television documentary regarding the same information so this book is almost a written account of the show. There is sooo much information, so many countries, so many organisations, so much back sto ...more
Nathan
May 09, 2011 Nathan rated it it was ok
This is book two of the four I queued on the basis of this list. If it is possible to draw a straight line through two data points and project across the rest, I predict that the remaining books are also shit. I will keep you posted.



Oh wait, you want to know more? Why certainly, let me oblige. Fowler has, presumably in great haste, produced a potted history of Wikileaks and its Bondian supervillian leader Julian Assange. We get a few snapshots of Assange's early life (hippy mother, he was raised
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Dale
Aug 15, 2011 Dale rated it liked it
Shelves: politics, nonfiction
I admire Wikileaks and Julian Assange for the work that they do. The trend in the past 10 years is for the government to know more and more about the people, and for the people to know less and less about the government, thanks to the ever increasing power of the surveillance/security state and the ever more blatant violations of basic constitutional rights. Wikileaks is a counter-force to that trend, and has revealed a great deal of wrong-doing, corruption, incompetence, and falsehoods on the p ...more
Shawn
Apr 17, 2012 Shawn rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I learned something, and it really made me think something about the Internetz. Assange was around when it was invented, and he knows a lot about it. It seems like he has made a lot of mistakes, and gotten arrested for sex in Sweden. Sweden has a lot of fascinating laws about sex! During consensual sex between adults, laws govern different parts of the conversation, like I told him to pull it out if the condom broke, the condom did break, but he told me he didn't know ...more
Nick Sweeney
Nov 01, 2012 Nick Sweeney rated it liked it
Another charity shop buy. I definitely wouldn't have bought this book new, as I'd been keeping an eye on Wikileaks' doings since they started - not in the same way as the FBI, so don't worry, Julian - and thought I knew enough about it not to have to read the book. Accordingly, the book was rather disappointing in that there was nothing new in it at all, all of it too recent and well covered in the news. It tells the reader a little more about Assange himself, who seems to have the usual mix of ...more
Jodie
Jan 12, 2016 Jodie rated it did not like it
Recommended to Jodie by: Sheila
I gave it a star because it tried and trying deserves something, right? I really had hoped to get some kind of understanding of who Julian Assange is and be moved to respect his reasoning behind his drive to take risks for the better of all humankind but the book didn't do that. Too much detail on the mechanics and not enough on the so called humanist and truth seeker.
Keybo Taheri
Jan 12, 2016 Keybo Taheri rated it liked it
Okay. Was fairly interesting regarding internet censorship and freedom of speech, however the author often treats the reader like they are babies when it comes to computer terminology and seems to spruce up a lot of nothing. The book was a mere couple hundred pages, did not really cover the updated saga with Julian Assange. Eh 3 star.
Sean Finn
Mar 12, 2013 Sean Finn rated it liked it
The story of Assange is written in a unbiased manner, describing his charming and destructively controlling behaviours.
The book explores his childhood, exploring the nomadic roots, his life in the fight for the underdog, his bravery, intelligence and confidence.
The great irony in the story of Assange is that while he was unveiling the secrets of autocratic rulers his own form of autocracy drove out many great contributors of Wikileaks. Dismantling what was once a formidable arsenal.
However, th
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Jonathan Leeming
Aug 02, 2014 Jonathan Leeming rated it it was amazing
Superb.
This man is a hero, not a traitor!
Noah Richardson
Mar 20, 2012 Noah Richardson rated it it was amazing
both flattering and not, it is a crucial book to read if you want to understand not just WikiLeaks but Assange himself.
Elizabeth
Jul 18, 2012 Elizabeth rated it did not like it
Interesting story. Shocking book.
Khristine Babylonia
Jun 21, 2013 Khristine Babylonia rated it it was amazing
I love J.A.
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