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  • The Brothersby Masha Gessen

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    Praise for The Brothers : ?Remarkable? reminiscent of Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower ? Rather than the story of two lone-wolf jihadists, determined to wage war on their adopted country, the marathon bombing becomes a saga of both the Tsarnaev family and contemporary U.S. culture, in which all too often terror provokes an unreasonable response?For... more...

  • Ester and Ruzyaby Masha Gessen

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    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... more...

  • The Man Without a Faceby Masha Gessen

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    A Slate and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2012 "[An] absorbing portrait? Gessen is most illuminating when she details the historical accidents that allowed an unexceptional bureaucrat to rule Russia." ? The New Yorker   ?Part psychological profile, part conspiracy study? As a Moscow native who has written perceptively for both Russian... more...

  • Words Will Break Cementby Masha Gessen

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    Praise for WORDS WILL BREAK CEMENT: THE PASSION OF PUSSY RIOT Named a Best Book of 2014 by NPR  and The Guardian ?Urgent  ? damning ? Much here will be new to the American reader. All of it is infuriating.? ?Alexander Nazaryan, The New York Times  ?Remarkable?Masha Gessen [is] one of the most important activists and journalists Russia has... more...

  • The Man Without a Faceby Masha Gessen

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 13.32

    Since coming to power in 1999, Vladimir Putin has ruthlessly seized control of media, exiled or killed political rivals and dismantled Russia's fragile electoral system, transforming Russia once more into a threat to her own people and to the world. Masha Gessen experienced this history first-hand, in the form of death-threats and the murder, exile,... more...

  • Perfect Rigorby Masha Gessen

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.99

    PROLOGUE A Problem for a Million Dollars Numbers cast a magic spell over all of us, but mathematicians are especially skilled at imbuing figures with meaning. In the year 2000, a group of the world?s leading mathematicians gathered in Paris for a meeting that they believed would be momentous. They would use this occasion to take stock of their field.... more...

  • Blood Mattersby Masha Gessen

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    Chapter 1     My Mother?s Fatal Flaw    I spent the day of August 21, 1992, driving to a mountainous desert town whose name, in the scorching heat and fine dust, was a seductive mockery: Palm Springs, California. I had embarked upon the most Californian of endeavors, an editorial retreat for the Los Angeles–based magazine where I worked.... more...

  • Words Will Break Cementby Masha Gessen

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 13.32

    On February 21st 2012, five members of an obscure feminist post-punk collective called Pussy Riot staged a performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Dressed in their trademark brightly coloured dresses and balaclavas, the women performed their song 'Punk Prayer - Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!' in front of the altar. The performance... more...

  • Poutineby Masha Gessen

    Fayard 2012; Not Available

      Comment Vladimir Poutine, un ancien agent du KGB de peu d?envergure, a-t-il pu devenir en si peu de temps l?un des dirigeants les plus autoritaires de la planète, mettant à mal les efforts de son pays sur la voie de la démocratie ? Car si Vladimir Poutine accède au pouvoir en 1999, c?est avant tout par la volonté d?une oligarchie russe convaincue... more...

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