The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
ISBN: 1594488428
EAN13: 9781594488429
Language: English
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.3" H x 8.9" L x 6.2" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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National Book Award winner Masha Gessen's biography of a ruthless man's ascent to near-absolute power.

In a country where journalists critical of the government have a way of meeting untimely deaths, Ms. Gessen has shown remarkable courage in researching and writing this unflinching indictment of the most powerful man in Russia. --The Wall Street Journal

The Man Without a Face 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 as a successor 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, 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 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.

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