Coverart for item
The Resource The new tsar : the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin, Steven Lee Myers

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

Label
The new tsar : the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin
Title
The new tsar
Title remainder
the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin
Statement of responsibility
Steven Lee Myers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 wasinstability, 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--andcontinues 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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 947.086/2092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The new tsar : the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin, Steven Lee Myers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Part One -- Homo Sovieticus -- A Warm Heart, a Cool Head and Clean Hands -- Democracy Faces a Hungry Winter -- The Spy Comes in from the Cold -- Part Two -- Mismanaged Democracy -- An Unexpected Path to Power -- Swimming in the Same River Twice -- Kompromat -- In the Outhouse -- Part Three -- Becoming Portugal -- Putin's Soul -- The Gods Slept on Their Heads -- Annus Horibilis -- The Orange Contagion -- Kremlin, Inc. -- Poison -- The 2008 Problem -- Part Four -- The Regency -- Action Man -- The Return -- Part Five -- The Restoration -- Alone on Olympus -- Putingrad -- Our Russia -- Epilogue
Control code
zzv143 b1624613
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 572 p.
Isbn
9780307961617
Lccn
2015010720
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The new tsar : the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin, Steven Lee Myers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Part One -- Homo Sovieticus -- A Warm Heart, a Cool Head and Clean Hands -- Democracy Faces a Hungry Winter -- The Spy Comes in from the Cold -- Part Two -- Mismanaged Democracy -- An Unexpected Path to Power -- Swimming in the Same River Twice -- Kompromat -- In the Outhouse -- Part Three -- Becoming Portugal -- Putin's Soul -- The Gods Slept on Their Heads -- Annus Horibilis -- The Orange Contagion -- Kremlin, Inc. -- Poison -- The 2008 Problem -- Part Four -- The Regency -- Action Man -- The Return -- Part Five -- The Restoration -- Alone on Olympus -- Putingrad -- Our Russia -- Epilogue
Control code
zzv143 b1624613
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
x, 572 p.
Isbn
9780307961617
Lccn
2015010720
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

  • Bedford Branch LibraryBorrow it
    8575 Jackman Rd., Temperance, MI, 48182, US
    41.77108 -83.588553
  • Blue Bush Branch LibraryBorrow it
    2210 Blue Bush Road, Monroe, MI, 48162, US
    41.955323 -83.413777
  • Carleton Branch LibraryBorrow it
    1444 Kent Street, Carleton, MI, 48117, US
    42.058394 -83.39394
  • Dorsch Memorial Branch LibraryBorrow it
    18 E 1st St, Monroe, MI, 48161, US
    41.915156 -83.397571
  • Dundee Branch LibraryBorrow it
    144 W Main St, Dundee, MI, 48131, US
    41.957297 -83.658686
  • Ellis Library and Reference CenterBorrow it
    3700 S Custer Rd, Monroe, MI, 48161, US
    41.93342 -83.4617
  • Erie Branch LibraryBorrow it
    2065 Erie Rd, Erie, MI, 48133, US
    41.793629 -83.498728
  • Frenchtown-Dixie Branch LibraryBorrow it
    2881 Nadeau Road, Monroe, MI, 48162, US
    41.947102 -83.31905
  • Ida Branch LibraryBorrow it
    3016 Lewis Ave., ida, MI, 48140, US
    41.908174 -83.574424
  • L.S. Navarre Branch LibraryBorrow it
    1135 East Second Street, Monroe, MI, 48161, US
    41.908383 -83.385189
  • Maybee Branch LibraryBorrow it
    9060 Raisin St., Maybee, MI, 48159, US
    42.004579 -83.515083
  • Newport Branch LibraryBorrow it
    8120 N. Dixie Hwy, Newport, MI, 48166, US
    41.994976 -83.285149
  • Rasey Memorial Branch LibraryBorrow it
    4349 Oak, Box 416, Luna Pier, MI, 48157, US
    41.810598 -83.44287
  • Robert A. Vivian Branch LibraryBorrow it
    2664 Vivian Road, Monroe, MI, 48162, US
    41.949962 -83.365867
  • South Rockwood Branch LibraryBorrow it
    12776 Dixie Hwy. P.O. Box 47, Rockwood, MI, 48179, US
    42.063404 -83.254141
  • Summerfield-Petersburg Branch LibraryBorrow it
    60 East Center St., Petersburg, MI, 49270, US
    41.900981 -83.713752

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...