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The Man Without a Face by Masha Gessen
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Jul 09, 2012

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It was interesting. I skimmed about half of it because 1) It wasn't talking about Putin, rather history surrounding things he could have ordered to be done. 2) Writing a book about a man that was able to control what the world's knows about him and his KGB ways, makes for an mediocre book. 3) Russian names always throw me off, pictures of said people would have helped one greatly. Overall, only read if you have a crush on Putin, then only realized it is the greatest media experiment of all time - keeping a man unknown while being known.
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message 1: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Ciotta Christen, Gessen is a brave woman, but I see what you mean by the not delving into his psyche and who really is the man behind Russia. If you're interested in learning why Putin does what he does, may I suggest my novel "I, Putin" which gives a completely different, unprecedented view of the man behind Russia. If you're a political junkie, you may enjoy it! Best wishes, Jennifer Ciotta

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