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Tue Jun 16, 2020, 11:57 PM

Anyone have recommendations for a good biography of Putin?

One covering his KGB/FSB days and his nationalist/expansionist ambitions?

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Reply Anyone have recommendations for a good biography of Putin? (Original post)
Roland99 Jun 2020 OP
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2020 #1
tblue37 Jun 2020 #2
tblue37 Jun 2020 #3
FM123 Jun 2020 #4
BigmanPigman Jun 2020 #5
FM123 Jun 2020 #7
SeattleVet Jun 2020 #6
eppur_se_muova Jun 2020 #8
Roland99 Jun 2020 #10
Roland99 Jun 2020 #9
Neoma Jun 2020 #11
Roland99 Jun 2020 #12
Neoma Jun 2020 #13


Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 12:13 AM

2. Fiona Hill wrote one:

https://books.google.com/books?id=B78qr4JjYzoC

(I have not read it, though I will sometime this year.)

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 12:16 AM

3. BTW, Fiona Hill's book is included in the WaPo article like need in post #1.

Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 12:28 AM

4. I saw Masha Gessen on Rachel Maddow once, she was amazing!

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Response to FM123 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 01:34 AM

5. Yes, she IS good!

I am waiting for the biography on Putin where the last chapter is about his sudden and permanent disappearance from the face of the earth. I'd like to see that fly off the bookshelves in the very near future.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 09:52 AM

7. Yes, I agree. That would be the best!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 01:51 AM

6. Art of the Deal?

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 10:08 AM

8. Well done. nt

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 10:50 AM

10. Ha!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 10:50 AM

9. Thanks, everyone

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 01:29 PM

11. Yeah, not much is known about him.

The Man Without a Face by Masha Gessen is the one that my Russian history teacher recommended to me.

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Response to Neoma (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 04:18 PM

12. I started with some PBS Frontline documentaries but wanna dig in deeper

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 04:58 PM

13. It's hard to know a person if they control the narrative.

He does control the narrative, everything put out there is basically what he chose to put out there. His KBG days are something people will continue to puzzle over probably for all of history, unless documents come to light somehow.

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