The Hank Show: How a House-Painting, Drug-Running DEA Informant Built the Machine That Rules Our Lives
The bizarre and captivating story of the most important person you've never heard of.

The world we live in today, where everything is tracked by corporations and governments, originates with one manic, elusive, utterly unique man—as prone to bullying as he was to fits of surpassing generosity and surprising genius. His name was Hank Asher, and his life was a strange and spectacular show that changed the course of the future.

In The Hank Show, critically acclaimed author and journalist McKenzie Funk relates Asher's stranger-than-fiction story—he careened from drug-running pilot to alleged CIA asset, only to be reborn as the pioneering computer programmer known as the father of data fusion. He was the multimillionaire whose creations now power a new reality where your every move is tracked by police departments, intelligence agencies, political parties, and financial firms alike. But his success was not without setbacks. He truly lived nine lives, on top of the world one minute, only to be forced out of the companies he founded and blamed for data breaches resulting in major lawsuits and market chaos.

In the vein of the blockbuster movie Catch Me if You Can, this spellbinding work of narrative nonfiction propels you forward on a forty year journey of intrigue and innovation, from Colombia to the White House and from Silicon Valley to the 2016 Trump campaign, focusing a lens on the dark side of American business and its impact on the everyday fabric of our modern lives.

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The Hank Show: How a House-Painting, Drug-Running DEA Informant Built the Machine That Rules Our Lives
The bizarre and captivating story of the most important person you've never heard of.

The world we live in today, where everything is tracked by corporations and governments, originates with one manic, elusive, utterly unique man—as prone to bullying as he was to fits of surpassing generosity and surprising genius. His name was Hank Asher, and his life was a strange and spectacular show that changed the course of the future.

In The Hank Show, critically acclaimed author and journalist McKenzie Funk relates Asher's stranger-than-fiction story—he careened from drug-running pilot to alleged CIA asset, only to be reborn as the pioneering computer programmer known as the father of data fusion. He was the multimillionaire whose creations now power a new reality where your every move is tracked by police departments, intelligence agencies, political parties, and financial firms alike. But his success was not without setbacks. He truly lived nine lives, on top of the world one minute, only to be forced out of the companies he founded and blamed for data breaches resulting in major lawsuits and market chaos.

In the vein of the blockbuster movie Catch Me if You Can, this spellbinding work of narrative nonfiction propels you forward on a forty year journey of intrigue and innovation, from Colombia to the White House and from Silicon Valley to the 2016 Trump campaign, focusing a lens on the dark side of American business and its impact on the everyday fabric of our modern lives.

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The Hank Show: How a House-Painting, Drug-Running DEA Informant Built the Machine That Rules Our Lives

The Hank Show: How a House-Painting, Drug-Running DEA Informant Built the Machine That Rules Our Lives

by McKenzie Funk
The Hank Show: How a House-Painting, Drug-Running DEA Informant Built the Machine That Rules Our Lives

The Hank Show: How a House-Painting, Drug-Running DEA Informant Built the Machine That Rules Our Lives

by McKenzie Funk

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The bizarre and captivating story of the most important person you've never heard of.

The world we live in today, where everything is tracked by corporations and governments, originates with one manic, elusive, utterly unique man—as prone to bullying as he was to fits of surpassing generosity and surprising genius. His name was Hank Asher, and his life was a strange and spectacular show that changed the course of the future.

In The Hank Show, critically acclaimed author and journalist McKenzie Funk relates Asher's stranger-than-fiction story—he careened from drug-running pilot to alleged CIA asset, only to be reborn as the pioneering computer programmer known as the father of data fusion. He was the multimillionaire whose creations now power a new reality where your every move is tracked by police departments, intelligence agencies, political parties, and financial firms alike. But his success was not without setbacks. He truly lived nine lives, on top of the world one minute, only to be forced out of the companies he founded and blamed for data breaches resulting in major lawsuits and market chaos.

In the vein of the blockbuster movie Catch Me if You Can, this spellbinding work of narrative nonfiction propels you forward on a forty year journey of intrigue and innovation, from Colombia to the White House and from Silicon Valley to the 2016 Trump campaign, focusing a lens on the dark side of American business and its impact on the everyday fabric of our modern lives.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250209276
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/03/2023
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 176,223
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

McKenzie Funk is a journalist who writes for Harper's Magazine, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, London Review of Books, Outside, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the New York Times Magazine. His first book, Windfall, won a PEN Literary Award and was shortlisted for an Orion Award and Rachel Carson Book Award. A National Magazine Award finalist and winner of the Oakes Prize for Environmental Journalism, Funk was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where he studied economics and systems thinking. He lives near Seattle with his wife and two sons.
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