Описание: Look out for Masha Gessen's new book, The Future is History, coming October 2017 From journalism's bravest, Masha Gessen--whose regular appearances on Samantha Bee, Rachel Maddow, the pages of the New York Times, and more have been a beacon of clarity in our troubled times -- comes a portrait of a ruthless man's ascent to near-absolute power.
In 1999, the "Family" surrounding Boris Yeltsin went looking for a successor to the ailing and increasingly unpopular president. Vladimir Putin, with very little governmental or administrative experience--he'd been deputy mayor of St. Petersburg, and briefly, director of the secret police--nevertheless seemed the perfect choice: a "faceless" creature whom Yeltsin and his cronies could mold in their own image. Russia and an infatuated West were determined to see in him the progressive leader of their dreams--even as Putin, with ruthless efficiency, dismantled the country's media, wrested control and wealth from the business class, and destroyed the fragile mechanisms of democracy. Within a few brief years, virtually every obstacle to his unbridled control was removed and every opposing voice silenced, with political rivals and critics driven into exile or to the grave. Masha Gessen has experienced and reported this history firsthand, and brings it up to its present moment of unrest and uncertainty. Her spellbinding account of Putin's rise and reign will stand as a classic of narrative nonfiction.
Автор: Gessen Masha Название: Perfect Rigour ISBN: 1848312385 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781848312388 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1948 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A thrilling account of an utterly brilliant and utterly eccentric Russian mathematician which sheds a rare light on the unique burden of genius
Автор: Gessen, Masha Название: Blood matters ISBN: 1847080782 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781847080783 Издательство: TBS/GBS Рейтинг: Цена: 1483 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In 2004 genetic testing revealed that Masha Gessen had a mutation that predisposed her to ovarian and breast cancer. This is a guide to this unfamiliar and unsettling territory, pointing the way towards the radical transformation genetic information is engineering in our sense of who we are and what we might become.
Автор: Gessen, Masha Название: Two Babushkas ISBN: 0747564094 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780747564096 Издательство: Bloomsbury Цена: 2103 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Gessen, Masha Название: Ester and Ruzya ISBN: 0385336055 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385336055 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1571 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this moving family memoir, Masha Gessen--journalist and author of The Future Is History--reveals the story of her two grandmothers, who defied Fascism and Communism during a time when tyranny reigned. In the 1930s, as waves of war and persecution were crashing over Europe, two young Jewish women began separate journeys of survival. One, a Polish-born woman from Bialystok, where virtually the entire Jewish community would soon be sent to the ghetto and from there to Hitler's concentration camps, was determined not only to live but to live with pride and defiance. The other, a Russian-born intellectual and introvert, would eventually become a high-level censor under Stalin's regime. At war's end, both women found themselves in Moscow, where informers lurked on every corner and anti-Semitism reigned. It was there that Ester and Ruzya would first cross paths, there that they became the closest of friends and learned to trust each other with their lives. In this deeply moving family memoir, journalist Masha Gessen tells the story of her two beloved grandmothers: Ester, the quicksilver rebel who continually battled the forces of tyranny; Ruzya, a single mother who joined the Communist Party under duress and made the compromises the regime exacted of all its citizens. Both lost their first loves in the war. Both suffered unhappy unions. Both were gifted linguists who made their living as translators. And both had children--Ester a boy, and Ruzya a girl--who would grow up, fall in love, and have two children of their own: Masha and her younger brother. With grace, candor, and meticulous research, Gessen peels back the layers of secrecy surrounding her grandmothers' lives. As she follows them through this remarkable period in history--from the Stalin purges to the Holocaust, from the rise of Zionism to the fall of communism--she describes how each of her grandmothers, and before them her great-grandfather, tried to navigate a dangerous line between conscience and compromise. Ester and Ruzya is a spellbinding work of storytelling, filled with political intrigue and passionate emotion, acts of courage and acts of betrayal. At once an intimate family chronicle and a fascinating historical tale, it interweaves the stories of two women with a brilliant vision of Russian history. The result is a memoir that reads like a novel--and an extraordinary testament to the bonds of family and the power of hope, love, and endurance.
Описание: The story of Pussy Riot, punk icons and Russian dissenters, and the untold story of their infamous trial and on-going global significance
Автор: Gessen, Keith Название: All the Sad Young Literary Men ISBN: 0670018554 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780670018550 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 2305 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Gessen, Keith Название: All the Sad Young Literary Men ISBN: 0434018481 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780434018482 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Цена: 1428 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Gessen, Keith Название: All the Sad Young Literary Men ISBN: 0143114778 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143114772 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1478 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A novel of love, sadness, wasted youth, and literary and intellectual ambition--wincingly funny (Vogue) Keith Gessen is a brave and trenchant new literary voice. Known as an award-winning translator of Russian and a book reviewer for publications including The New Yorker and The New York Times, Gessen makes his debut with this critically acclaimed novel, a charming yet scathing portrait of young adulthood at the opening of the twenty-first century. The novel charts the lives of Sam, Mark, and Keith as they overthink their college years, underthink their love lives, and struggle to find a semblance of maturity, responsibility, and even literary fame.
Описание: A profoundly candid and captivating account of the economic crisis, from an anonymous hedge fund manager.
Автор: Gessen, Masha Название: Brothers, The (Lib)(Cd) ISBN: 1101923431 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781101923436 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 3696 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Gessen, Masha Название: Future Is History, The ISBN: 159463453X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781594634536 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 2587 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: WINNER OF THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTION FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, LOS ANGELES TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, BOSTON GLOBE, SEATTLE TIMES, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, NEWSWEEK, PASTE, and POP SUGARThe essential journalist and bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy. Award-winning journalist Masha Gessen's understanding of the events and forces that have wracked Russia in recent times is unparalleled. In The Future Is History, Gessen follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own--as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers, sexual and social beings. Gessen charts their paths against the machinations of the regime that would crush them all, and against the war it waged on understanding itself, which ensured the unobstructed reemergence of the old Soviet order in the form of today's terrifying and seemingly unstoppable mafia state. Powerful and urgent, The Future Is History is a cautionary tale for our time and for all time.
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