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  • ISBN: 9781627793667
  • ISBN: 1627793666
  • Physical Description: x, 854 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First US edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published by The Bodley Head (Penguin Random House UK) in 2022.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 677-829) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Baskov Lane -- Legal niceties -- The big house -- Quiet days in Saxony -- Back in the USSR- The grey cardinal -- The view from the Neva -- Moscow rules -- The cap of Monomakh -- Power vertical -- A bonfire of illusions -- The Russian idea -- Body politic -- Tandemocracy -- The straightjacket tightens -- Payback -- Nemtsov, wild boar sausages and the end of liberalism -- The endgame -- Afterword.
Summary, etc.:
"The first comprehensive, fully up-to-date biography of Vladimir Putin, woven into the tumultuous saga of Russia over the last sixty years. Vladimir Putin is wreaking havoc in Europe, threatening global peace and stability and exposing his fellow citizens to devastating economic countermeasures. Yet puzzlingly many Russians continue to support him. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the many facets of the man behind the mask that Putin wears on the world stage. Drawing on almost two hundred interviews conducted over eight years in Russia, the United States, and Europe and on source material in more than a dozen languages, Putin will be the last word for years to come"-- Provided by publisher

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 June #1
    *Starred Review* Short's robustly researched biography of Vladimir Putin mines the Russian autocrat's past for perspective on his recent maneuvers. It's long been obvious that Putin was shaped by his work in the Russian intelligence services. The late Senator John McCain famously said he "looked in Mr. Putin's eyes and saw three letters—a K, a G, and a B." But former BBC journalist Short suggests that Putin's strategic priorities, as well as his opaque, calculating leadership style, were likewise shaped by other roles. In Leningrad, under Mayor Anatoly Sobchak, Putin navigated and thrived in a pugilistic environment in which the criminal and business worlds were "not merely linked, but symbiotically intertwined." Working for President Boris Yeltsin, Putin further honed his ability to manipulate public opinion, and learned the rudiments of the "power vertical" structure that would become his mode of authoritarian rule. He also had a front-row seat to the "politics of dismemberment," as former Soviet republics began to peel away from Russia, which Putin angrily blamed on Yeltsin's excessive permissiveness. Invading the Ukraine, suggests Short, was "unfinished business" many years in the making. As he did in Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare and Mao (2005), Short leavens an essentially journalistic approach with revealing anecdotes, resulting in a comprehensive and highly engaging account. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Philip Short has written several definitive biographies including Mao: A Life and Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare. He earlier had a long career as a foreign correspondent in Moscow, Beijing, and Washington, D.C., for the BBC, the Economist, and the Times of London.

Subject: Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-
Presidents > Russia (Federation) > Biography.
Russia (Federation) > Politics and government > 1991-
Russia (Federation) > Foreign relations.
Political corruption > Russia (Federation)
Genre: Biographies.

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