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The Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz Paperback – 1 Feb 2016

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books (1 Feb. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1784784966
  • ISBN-13: 978-1784784966
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 2.9 x 15.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 485,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“A kid genius … Aaron was not just, or even primarily, a computer geek. His defining feature was a constant struggle for what he believed was right.” – Lawrence Lessig

“Aaron had an unbeatable combination of political insight, technical skill, and intelligence about people and issues. I think he could have revolutionized American (and worldwide) politics. His legacy may still yet do so.” – Cory Doctorow

“I always found it genuinely inspiring to watch Swartz exude courage and commitment at such a young age.” – Glenn Greenwald

“This volume makes clear what those of us who knew Aaron already grasped: when we lost Aaron, we lost one of the most exciting minds of our time.” – Chris Hayes

“We’ve lost a fighter. We’ve lost somebody who put huge energy into righting wrongs.” – Sir Tim Berners-Lee

“Swartz left behind an impressive body of writing that still has the power to rally others... Clear, well read and sourced” – Financial Times

About the Author

Aaron Swartz (1986-2013) was involved in the development of RSS, Creative Commons,, and Reddit. He helped launch the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in 2009 and founded the online group Demand Progress. He is survived by his parents and two brothers, who live in Chicago.

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