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
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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
Dewey number
  • 947.0862092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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, Masha Gessen
Publication
Note
Also published: London: Granta, 2013
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  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [292]-307) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [292]-307) and index. -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. -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. -Handpicked in 1999 by the 'Family' surrounding an ailing and increasingly unpopular Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, with very little governmental or administrative experience beyond having served as deputy mayor of St Petersburg, seemed like the perfect choice in the eyes of an oligarchy bent on moulding the president's successor to its own designs. Suddenly the boy who had scrapped his way through post-war Leningrad schoolyards, dreaming of ruling the world, 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 with ruthless efficiency Putin dismantled the country's media, wrested control and wealth from the country's burgeoning business class, and decimated the fragile mechanisms of democracy. Within a few brief years, virtually every obstacle to his unbridled control was removed and every opposing voice silenced, with political rivals and critics driven into exile or to the grave. As a journalist living in Moscow, Masha Gessen experienced this history firsthand, and for The Man Without a Face she has drawn on information and sources no other writer has tapped. Her horrifying and spellbinding account of how this 'faceless' man manoeuvred his way into absolute - and absolutely corrupt - power will stand as a classic of narrative non-fiction
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13957461
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24 cm
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Extent
314 p.
Isbn
9781594488429
Lccn
2011047578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
7192057
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a574067
  • (OCoLC)741538456
  • 13957461
  • (OCoLC)762992507
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  • (Nz)13957461

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