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

Myers, Steven Lee, (author.).

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Covington Branch B P988m 2015 (Text) 33126020905893 Adult Biography Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch B P988m 2015 (Text) 33126020905885 Adult Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780307961617
  • ISBN: 0307961613
  • Physical Description: x, 572 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-543) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Homo sovieticus ; A warm heart, a cool head, and clean hands ; The devoted officer of a dying empire ; Democracy faces a hungry winter -- The spies come in from the cold ; Mismanaged democracy ; An unexpected path to power ; Swimming in the same river twice ; Kompromat ; In the outhouse -- Becoming Portugal ; Putin's soul ; The gods slept on their heads ; Annus horribilis ; The orange contagion ; Kremlin, Inc. ; Poison ; The 2008 problem -- The regency ; Action man ; The return -- The restoration ; Alone on Olympus ; Putingrad ; Our Russia.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-
Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952- > Political and social views.
Presidents > Russia (Federation) > Biography.
Soviet Union. Komitet gosudarstvennoń≠ bezopasnosti > Biography.
Political leadership > Russia (Federation)
Power (Social sciences) > Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) > Politics and government > 1991-
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