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Garry Kasparov

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Garry Kimovich Kasparov is a Russian chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist. From 1984 until his retirement in 2005, Kasparov was ranked world No. 1 for 255 months overall for his career.
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Red Famine
Stalin's War on Ukraine
Anne Applebaum - 2017-10-10
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A shocking and revelatory history of Stalin's devastating policy of agricultural collectivization, which led to one of the deadliest famines in European history. At least five million people died between 1931 and 1933 in the USSR, with more than three million of those deaths deliberately inflicted on Ukrainians. Anne Applebaum's Red Famine documents the horror of ordinary people struggling to survive extraordinary evil and shows how it may foreshadow a new threat to the political order in the twenty-first century.
Garry Kasparov
It's a great book, and like mine on Putin it would be nice if people were reading it for history instead of current events!      fuente
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Todos los hombres del rey
Robert Penn Warren - 1996-09-01 (publicado por primera vez en 1946)
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Willie Stark –inspirado en una figura histórica, Huey Long, el célebre y discutido gobernador populista de Louisiana– es un personaje de poderosa y compleja personalidad: orador amado por las multitudes y dictador sin escrúpulos que se mantiene en el poder mediante la corrupción y el chantaje. Robert Penn Warren ha escrito una de las grandes novelas políticas del siglo XX y una original exploración del tema inagotable del conocimiento de uno mismo, donde se entrelazan varios destinos. En el centro, Willie Stark, abogado de origen humilde que llegará a gobernador del estado, que seduce a Anne Stanton, a su hermano Adam y a Jack Burden, los insatisfechos hijos de las familias poderosas del estado. Adam Stanton es el idealista puro y Jack Burden es un desarraigado que pretende ser sólo un espectador inteligente.
Garry Kasparov
Good article on the valuable lessons about the politics of resentment from a great book (and film), All the King's Men, one of my favorites, on its 75th anniversary.      fuente
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Greg Iles
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A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution
P. W. Singer - 2020-05-26
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In "Burn-In", a gripping technothriller, an FBI agent navigates a politically and technologically charged world. AI and robotics have come true, leaving millions feeling left behind. After thwarting a bombing, the agent and her advanced police robot partner investigate a conspiracy using cutting-edge tech to tear the nation apart. This book blends nonfiction insight with a thrilling storyline, drawing from real-world research to paint a chilling picture of a future we're hurtling towards.
Garry Kasparov
A fun and insightful read. Sometimes you just want to read a book to enjoy, and other times you want to book to make you think. Every once in while you get to do both!      fuente
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The Reformer
How One Liberal Fought to Preempt the Russian Revolution
Stephen F. Williams - 2017-12-05
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This book explores the political landscape of Russia in 1917, where moderates sought liberal reform and a constitutional monarchy. Vasily Maklakov, a prominent lawyer and public intellectual, was one of the strongest advocates for the rule of law and the face of liberalism. His story offers a cautionary tale and a guide for modern movements seeking to liberalize authoritarian countries. Despite never being a cabinet member or head of his political party, Maklakov was deeply involved in most political events of the period, standing between the absolute extremes and advocating for a myriad of reforms.
Garry Kasparov
A very interesting book, and Vasily Maklakov definitely deserves to be remembered and considered today, when the idea of a liberal, modern Russia seems far-fetched.      fuente
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A Very Expensive Poison
The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West
Luke Harding - 2016-02-11
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A true story of corruption and revenge, A Very Expensive Poison follows the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko, who was brazenly poisoned in central London with a rare, highly radioactive substance. Author Luke Harding, who spent a decade reporting on the story and interviewing those closest to the events, argues that Litvinenko's assassination marked the beginning of a new Cold War with Russia, and delves into the involvement of the Russian state and its powerful enemies. A shocking tale of subterfuge and tragedy, this book is a must-read for fans of true crime and political thrillers.
Garry Kasparov
Yes, from Luke Harding's excellent book "A Very Expensive Poison," which I recently recommended. To Trump!      fuente
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Marc AndreessenJoe Hill
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Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual
Mark Dvoretsky - 2015-02-25 (publicado por primera vez en 2004)
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Improve your endgame skills with the comprehensive Fourth Edition of Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual, written by Mark Dvoretsky, a respected chess coach. This manual is suitable for players of all levels, and highlights basic theories and "must-know" concepts to help you focus on improving your endgame technique. The book has received high praise from Grandmasters and chess columnists alike, and is considered a masterpiece of research and insight. Whether you're a novice or a master, this modern classic is a must-read for anyone serious about improving their endgame skills.
Garry Kasparov
An endgame book should be more about having well-structured reference for continuous study based on level. For some of my @masterclass examples I used the endgame book by Dvoretsky. More basic material in Lamprecht/Muller and Nunn.      fuente
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The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep
Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin
David Satter - 2016-05-24
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This eye-opening book explores the dark history of Russia, including the apartment bombings in 1999 that brought Putin to power. The author, known in Russia for his controversial reporting, tells a gripping tale of corruption and criminalization of the country under Yeltsin and Putin's subsequent reign. As global tensions rise, this book provides a vital insight into the current state of Russia and its potential threat to the world.
Garry Kasparov
Several books by Masha Gessen; Red Notice by Bill Browder; The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep by Satter; The Godfather by Mario Puzo.      fuente
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John Sipher
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Notificación roja
A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice
Bill Browder - 2015-02-03
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Esta es la historia del devenir profesional y empresarial de Bill Browder, fundador de Hermitage Capital, un fondo de inversión libre que construyó su leyenda operando en el mercado ruso en la primera década de este siglo. El joven Bill, atraído por las posibilidades que abría la paupérrima Europa del Este recién liberada del yugo socialista, hizo allí su fortuna, al frente del mayor fondo de inversión de Rusia desde el colapso de la Unión Soviética. La experiencia le permitió constatar el despilfarro cometido por los sucesivos Gobiernos europeo-orientales en la oleada de privatizaciones que se sucedieron durante el paso a la economía de mercado. A través de su fondo de inversión libre, el financiero fue un gran aliado del presidente ruso Vladímir Putin en sus primeros años al frente del Kremlin. Pero, cuando la corrupta oligarquía rusa decidió tomar parte en las sociedades en las que Browder invertía, Putin se volvió contra él y le expulsó de Rusia. En 2007, las autoridades rusas ocuparon las oficinas de Browder en Moscú e incautaron 230 millones de dólares. Tras investigar el incidente, el abogado de Browder, Serguéi Magnitsky, descubrió toda una red de empresas criminales, pero un mes después de testificar contra los funcionarios involucrados, fue detenido y encerrado en prisión preventiva, donde fue torturado durante un año. El 16 de noviembre de 2009, fue llevado a una cámara de aislamiento, esposado a una baranda y golpeado hasta la muerte por ocho guardias.
Garry Kasparov
Several books by Masha Gessen; Red Notice by Bill Browder; The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep by Satter; The Godfather by Mario Puzo.      fuente
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Mr. Putin
Operative in the Kremlin (Geopolitics in the 21st Century)
Fiona Hill - 2013-02-01 (publicado por primera vez en 2012)
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Explore the mind and motives of one of the world's most controversial leaders with this multidimensional portrait of Vladimir Putin. This updated edition delves into Putin's personal and political background, offering a clear-eyed view of his objectives and the risks he poses to global security. With praise from intelligence experts and world leaders, this book is an essential read for anyone seeking to understand Russia's trajectory and Putin's place in it.
Garry Kasparov
Masha Gessen's book on Putin is best I know well. Operative in the Kremlin also has a lot of details. & Browder.      fuente
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The Man Without a Face by Masha Gessen
Magellan by Stefan Zweig
Decisive Moments in History by Stefan Zweig
El Padrino by Mario Puzo