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The Resource The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin, Masha Gessen

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

Label
The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin
Title
The man without a face
Title remainder
the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin
Statement of responsibility
Masha Gessen
Title variation
Unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 according to its own designs. Suddenly the boy who had stood in the shadows was a public figure, and his popularity soared. Russia and an infatuated West were determined to see the progressive leader of their dreams, even as he seized control of media, sent political rivals and critics into exile or to the grave, and smashed the country's fragile electoral system, concentrating power in the hands of his cronies. As a journalist living in Moscow, Masha Gessen experienced this history firsthand, and she has drawn on sources no other writer has tapped.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gessen, Masha
Dewey number
  • 947.086/2092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.766.P87
LC item number
G47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Presidents
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin, Masha Gessen
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The accidental president -- The election war -- The autobiography of a thug -- Once a spy -- A coup and a crusade -- The end of Sobchak -- The day the media died -- The dismantling of democracy -- Rule of terror -- Insatiable greed
Control code
ocn741538456
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 p.
Isbn
9781594488429
Lccn
2011047578
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1414888
  • (OCoLC)741538456
Label
The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin, Masha Gessen
Publication
Contents
The accidental president -- The election war -- The autobiography of a thug -- Once a spy -- A coup and a crusade -- The end of Sobchak -- The day the media died -- The dismantling of democracy -- Rule of terror -- Insatiable greed
Control code
ocn741538456
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 p.
Isbn
9781594488429
Lccn
2011047578
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1414888
  • (OCoLC)741538456

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