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Man Without a Face The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

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ISBN-10: 1594488428

ISBN-13: 9781594488429

Edition: 2012

Authors: Masha Gessen

List price: $27.95
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The Man Without a Faceis 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…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Prologue
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
Epilogue: A Week in December
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index