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The Resource A very expensive poison : the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's war with the West, Luke Harding

A very expensive poison : the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's war with the West, Luke Harding

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A very expensive poison : the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's war with the West
Title
A very expensive poison
Title remainder
the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's war with the West
Statement of responsibility
Luke Harding
Title variation
very expensive poison
Title variation remainder
the definitive story of the murder of Litvinenko and Russias war with the West
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London. He died twenty-two days later. The cause of death? Polonium--a rare, lethal, and highly radioactive substance. Here Luke Harding unspools a real-life political assassination story--complete with KGB, CIA, MI6, and Russian mobsters. He shows how Litvinenko's murder foreshadowed the killings of other Kremlin critics, from Washington, DC, to Moscow, and how these are tied to Russia's current misadventures in Ukraine and Syria. In doing so, he becomes a target himself and unearths a chain of corruption and death leading straight to Vladimir Putin. From his investigations of the downing of flight MH17 to the Panama Papers, Harding sheds a terrifying light on Russia's fracturing relationship with the West
Summary
1 November 2006. Alexander Litvinenko is brazenly poisoned in central London. Twenty two days later he dies, killed from the inside. The poison? Polonium; a rare, lethal and highly radioactive substance. His crime? He had made some powerful enemies in Russia
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10533624
Cataloging source
PNX
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1968-
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Harding, Luke
Dewey number
  • 327.12470092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.766.L58
LC item number
H37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Litvinenko, Alexander
  • Dissenters
  • Spies
  • Poisoning
  • Political crimes and offenses
  • Murder
  • HISTORY / Europe
  • HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage
  • TRUE CRIME / Espionage
Target audience
adult
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the definitive story of the murder of Litvinenko and Russia's war with the West
Label
A very expensive poison : the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's war with the West, Luke Harding
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. The men from Moscow -- Mafia state -- Journalist, exile, campaigner, spy -- First deployment -- The German waiter -- Murder in Mayfair -- A bit of a puzzle -- Ruslan and Lyudmila -- An inspector calls -- Death of a oligarch -- Gelsemium elegans -- A small victorious war -- The inquiry -- Leviathan -- Blunt force -- The man who solved his own murder
Control code
ocn968713673
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
454 pages
Isbn
9781101973998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)968713673
Label
A very expensive poison : the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's war with the West, Luke Harding
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes 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
Prologue. The men from Moscow -- Mafia state -- Journalist, exile, campaigner, spy -- First deployment -- The German waiter -- Murder in Mayfair -- A bit of a puzzle -- Ruslan and Lyudmila -- An inspector calls -- Death of a oligarch -- Gelsemium elegans -- A small victorious war -- The inquiry -- Leviathan -- Blunt force -- The man who solved his own murder
Control code
ocn968713673
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
454 pages
Isbn
9781101973998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)968713673

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