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The Resource The new tsar : the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin, Steven Lee Myers

The new tsar : the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin, Steven Lee Myers

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The new tsar : the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin
Title
The new tsar
Title remainder
the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin
Statement of responsibility
Steven Lee Myers
Title variation
Rise and reign of Vladimir Putin
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The epic tale of the rise to power of Russia's current president--of his emergence from shrouded obscurity and deprivation to become one of the most consequential and complicated leaders in modern history. Former New York Times Moscow bureau chief Steven Lee Myers has followed Vladimir Putin's path for many years, and gives us the fullest, most absorbing account we have of his rise to power. This gripping narrative elucidates a cool and calculating man with enormous ambition and few scruples. We see Putin, a former KGB agent, come to office in 2000 as a reformer, cutting taxes, expanding property rights, bringing a measure of order and eventual prosperity to millions whose only experience of democracy in the early years following the Soviet collapse was instability, poverty, and criminality. But Myers makes clear how Putin then orchestrated a new authoritarianism, consolidating power, reasserting the country's might, brutally crushing revolts, and swiftly dispatching dissenters, even as he retained--and continues to retain--the support of many. As the world struggles to confront a newly assertive Russia, the importance of understanding Putin has never been greater. This keenly insightful, riveting book provides an essential key to that understanding"--
Summary
Tells the epic tale of the rise to power of Russia's current president—of his emergence from shrouded obscurity and deprivation to become one of the most consequential and complicated leaders in modern history
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10443426
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 947.086/2092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.766.P87
LC item number
M93 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin
Label
The new tsar : the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin, Steven Lee Myers
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-543) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Homo sovieticus -- A warm heart, a cool head and clean hands -- The devoted officer of a dying empire -- Democracy faces a hungry winter -- Part two. The spies come in from the cold -- Mismanaged democracy -- An unexpected path to power -- Swimming in the same river twice -- Kompromat -- In the outhouse -- Part three. Becoming Portugal -- Putin's soul -- The gods slept on their heads -- Annus horribilis -- The orange contagion -- Kremlin, inc. -- Poison -- The 2008 problem -- Part four. The regency -- Action man -- The return -- Part five. The restoration -- Alone on Olympus -- Putingrad -- Our Russia
Control code
20423935
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 572 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307961617
Lccn
2015010720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black & white photographs, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn910475266
Label
The new tsar : the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin, Steven Lee Myers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-543) and 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
Part one. Homo sovieticus -- A warm heart, a cool head and clean hands -- The devoted officer of a dying empire -- Democracy faces a hungry winter -- Part two. The spies come in from the cold -- Mismanaged democracy -- An unexpected path to power -- Swimming in the same river twice -- Kompromat -- In the outhouse -- Part three. Becoming Portugal -- Putin's soul -- The gods slept on their heads -- Annus horribilis -- The orange contagion -- Kremlin, inc. -- Poison -- The 2008 problem -- Part four. The regency -- Action man -- The return -- Part five. The restoration -- Alone on Olympus -- Putingrad -- Our Russia
Control code
20423935
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 572 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307961617
Lccn
2015010720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black & white photographs, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn910475266

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