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The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin

Author: Masha Gessen
Publisher: New York : RIVERHEAD Books, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the chilling account of how a low-level, small-minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress and made his country once more a threat to her own people and to the world. Handpicked by the "family" surrounding an ailing and increasingly unpopular Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin seemed like a perfect choice for the oligarchy to shape  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
biografi
Named Person: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin; Vladimir Vladimirovič Putin; Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin; Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin; Vladimir Vladimirovič Putin; Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Masha Gessen
ISBN: 9781594488429 1594488428 9781847081490 1847081495 9781847086310 1847086314 9781847084231 1847084230
OCLC Number: 741538456
Awards: Short-listed for Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2013 (UK)
Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize 2012 (UK)
Short-listed for Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2013
Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2012
Description: 314 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The accidental president --
The election war --
The autobiography of a thug --
Once a spy --
A coup and a crusade --
The end of a reformer --
The day the media died --
The dismantling of democracy --
Rule of terror --
Insatiable greed --
Back to the USSR.
Responsibility: Masha Gessen.

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