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The Man Without A Face

The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

By Masha Gessen
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The Man Without A Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen

A biography of Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Man Without A Face shines a clear light on one of contemporary history’s more shadowy political figures. The book charts Putin’s almost accidental rise to Russia’s highest office, starting from his benign beginnings in the state secret police. His vindictive personality, overwhelming greed and disdain for democratic norms continue to transform Russia today.

  • Anyone interested in Russia’s place in global politics
  • Anyone curious about the life of a notorious world leader
  • Anyone fighting for accountability and transparency in politics

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and activist.

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