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

The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin, Masha Gessen, (electronic resource)

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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
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Masha Gessen
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eng
Summary
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, making 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 the 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 the 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 for The Man without a Face she has drawn on information and sources no other writer has tapped. Her account of how a faceless man maneuvered his way into absolute-and absolutely corrupt-power has the makings of a classic of narrative nonfiction
Summary
Documents the Russian prime minister's rapid ascent from a low-level KGB operative to the presidency, describing his selection by an ailing Boris Yeltsin's oligarchy and the ways in which the author believes that his views and ambitions have renewed Russia's threatening position to its citizens and the world
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Gessen, Masha
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  • 947.0862092
  • 920
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Read by Justine Eyre
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  • Presidents
  • Russia (Federation)
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the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin
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The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin, Masha Gessen, (electronic resource)
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MWT10024485
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 43 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781483073231
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MWT10024485
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Label
The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin, Masha Gessen, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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MWT10024485
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 43 min.))
File format
unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781483073231
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10024485
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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