Boek cover The New Tsar van Steven Lee Myers (Onbekend)

The New Tsar

The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

Engels | E-book | 9780307961624
Onbekend 14,6
3.8 op 5 sterren
uitgever Simon And Schuster Uk
Taal Engels
Bindwijze E-book
Afmetingen 24,2 x 16 x 4,2 cm
Ebook formaat Adobe ePub
Illustraties Nee
Co-auteur Steven Lee Myers
Uitgever Simon And Schuster Uk
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NUR code 680
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum 2015-09-29
Subtitel The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin
Thema Qualifier Code 1DTA , 1QBDR , 3MR
Thema Subject Code DNBH , JPHL , NHD , NHB

Boekbeschrijving

"A riveting, immensely detailed biography of Putin that explains in full-bodied, almost Shakespearian fashion why he acts the way he does." –Robert D. Kaplan


The New Tsar is the book to read if you want to understand how Vladimir Putin sees the world and why he has become one of the gravest threats to American security.


The epic tale of the rise to power of Russia's current president—the only complete biography in English – that fully captures his emergence from shrouded obscurity and deprivation to become one of the most consequential and complicated leaders in modern history, by the former New York Times Moscow bureau chief.


In a gripping narrative of Putin's rise to power as Russia's president, Steven Lee Myers recounts Putin's origins—from his childhood of abject poverty in Leningrad, to his ascension through the ranks of the KGB, and his eventual consolidation of rule. Along the way, world events familiar to readers, such as September 11th and Russia's war in Georgia in 2008, as well as the 2014 annexation of Crimea and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, are presented from never-before-seen perspectives.


This book is a grand, staggering achievement and a breathtaking look at one man's rule. On one hand, Putin's many reforms—from tax cuts to an expansion of property rights—have helped reshape the potential of millions of Russians whose only experience of democracy had been crime, poverty, and instability after the fall of the Soviet Union. On the other hand, Putin has ushered in a new authoritarianism, unyielding in his brutal repression of revolts and squashing of dissent. Still, he retains widespread support from the Russian public.


The New Tsar is a narrative tour de force, deeply researched, and utterly necessary for anyone fascinated by the formidable and ambitious Vladimir Putin, but also for those interested in the world and what a newly assertive Russia might mean for the future.

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