The Man Without a Face
The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
An unflinching and chilling portrait of one of the most fearsome political figures in the world. This book narrates the rise and reign of Vladimir Putin, the perfect successor to Boris Yeltsin, who was initially seen by Russia and the West as a progressive leader. With ruthless efficiency, Putin dismantled media, silenced critics, and destroyed democracy. Written by Masha Gessen, a firsthand witness to this history, this nonfiction account is a spellbinding and classic read.