The Future Is History

The Future Is History

How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Book - 2017
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Putin's biographer reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.
ISBN: 9781594634536
Characteristics: xii, 515 pages ; 24 cm


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Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the best books published in 2017.

2017 National Book Award winner, Nonfiction

The latest from Gessen, acclaimed commentator and author of biographies of Vladimir Putin and punk band Pussy Riot, is a brilliant look at Russia from the 80s to the present day. Gessen focuses on the experiences of several interesting individuals who grew up in the aftermath of the USSR's breaku... Read More »

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Feb 13, 2018

A bleak book that shows how the hopes of a liberal democracy arising in Russia have been squashed.

Dec 01, 2017

Wow! This is an excellent book, beautifully written. It is also very frightening. I highly recommend.


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