The New Tsar : The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

The New Tsar : The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

Description

An epic tale of Vladimir Putin's path to power, as he emerged from obscurity to become one of the world's most conflicted and important leaders. Former New York TimesMoscow Bureau Chief Steven Lee Myers has followed Putin since well before the recent events in the Ukraine, and gives us the fullest and most engaging account available of his rise to power. A gripping, page-turning narrative about Russian power and prestige, the book depicts a cool and calculating leader with enormous ambition and few scruples. As the world struggles to confront a newly assertive Russia, the importance of understanding Putin has never been greater.

Vladimir Putin rose out of Soviet deprivation to the pinnacle of influence in the new Russian nation. He came to office in 2000 as a reformer, cutting taxes and expanding property rights, bringing a measure of order and eventually prosperity to millions whose only experience of democracy in the early years following the Soviet collapse was instability, poverty and criminality. But soon Putin orchestrated the preservation of a new kind of authoritarianism, consolidating power, reasserting his country's might, brutally crushing revolts and swiftly dispatching dissenters, even as he retained the support of many.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 0552170321
ISBN 13: 9780552170321

11 Feb 2016
Bill Browder

ISBN 10: 1847084230
ISBN 13: 9781847084231

03 Jan 2013
Masha Gessen

ISBN 10: 1594486514
ISBN 13: 9781594486517

05 Mar 2013
Masha Gessen

ISBN 10: 1455533025
ISBN 13: 9781455533022

11 Jul 2019
Angela Stent

ISBN 10: 0815726171
ISBN 13: 9780815726173

04 Mar 2015
Fiona Hill

ISBN 10: 1610396006
ISBN 13: 9781610396004

10 Nov 2015
Peter Pomerantsev

ISBN 10: 0195368630
ISBN 13: 9780195368635

23 Dec 2008
Stephen Kotkin

ISBN 10: 014102187X
ISBN 13: 9780141021874

07 Oct 2015
Anne Applebaum

ISBN 10: 0571338526
ISBN 13: 9780571338528

05 Oct 2017
Peter Pomerantsev

ISBN 10: 0190227915
ISBN 13: 9780190227913

01 Jun 2015
Louisa Lim

ISBN 10: 1760632740
ISBN 13: 9781760632748

27 Sep 2017
Peter Garrett

ISBN 10: 1911590065
ISBN 13: 9781911590064

05 Jul 2018
Paul Howarth