The man without a face: the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin

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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.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State, HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Presidents -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography, Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, -- 1952-, Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
title_display The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin
title_full The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin [electronic resource] / Masha Gessen, The man without a face [sound recording] : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin / by Masha Gessen
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title_sub the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin
topic_facet Politics and government, Presidents, Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich