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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Myers, Steven Lee
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Presidents
  • Soviet Union
  • Political leadership
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
The new tsar : the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin, Steven Lee Myers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
18636573
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 572 p.
Isbn
9780307961617
Lccn
2015010720
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The new tsar : the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin, Steven Lee Myers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
18636573
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 572 p.
Isbn
9780307961617
Lccn
2015010720
Other physical details
ill., maps

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