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  • Dead Again : the Russian Intelligentsia

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781859841471
    • Publisher: VERSO
    • Published: June 1997
    Describes how Russian intellectuals strove to retain their integrity under communism, discusses how they have attempted to adapt to a new society that ignores them, and considers the situation of the youngest generation of graduates
  • Ester and Ruzya: How My Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385336055
    • Publisher: Dial Press
    • Published: October 2005
    In this deeply moving family memoir, journalist Masha Gessen tells the story of her two beloved grandmothers: Ester, the quicksilver rebel who continually battled the forces of tyranny; Ruzya, a single mother who joined the Communist Party under duress and made the compromises the regime exacted of all its citizens. Both lost their first loves in the war. Both suffered unhappy unions. Both were gifted linguists who made their living as translators. And both had children—Ester a boy, and Ruzya a girl—who would grow up, fall in love, and have two children of their own: Masha and her younger brother. With grace, candor, and meticulous research, Gessen peels back the layers of secrecy surrounding her grandmothers’ lives. As she follows them through this remarkable period in history—from the Stalin purges to the Holocaust, from the rise of Zionism to the fall of communism—she describes how each of her grandmothers, and before them her great-grandfather, tried to navigate a dangerous line between conscience and compromise. 384p.
  • Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781847081490
    • Publisher: Granta
    • Published: March 2012
    The Man Without a Face is the chilling account of how a small-minded, low-level KGB operative came to control the world's largest country and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making Russia once more a threat to her own people and to the world.
  • Never Remember: Searching for Stalin's Gulags in Putin's Russia

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $27.99
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780997722963
    • Publisher: Columbia Global Reports
    • Published: March 2018
  • Perfect Rigour: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781848312388
    • Publisher: Icon Books
    • Published: March 2011
    A thrilling account of an utterly brilliant and utterly eccentric Russian mathematician which sheds a rare light on the unique burden of genius
  • The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594632648
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: April 2015
    In an effort to determine why the atrocity occurred, the author traces the lives of the two immigrant brothers responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594634000
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: May 2016
    "On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 264 others. In the ensuing manhunt, Tamerlan Tsarnaev died, and his younger brother Dzhokhar was captured and ultimately charged on thirty federal counts. Yet long after the bombings and the terror they sowed, after all the testimony and debate, what we still haven't learned is why. Why did the American Dream go so wrong for two immigrants? How did such a nightmare cometo pass?"--Amazon.com.
  • The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594634536
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: October 2017
  • The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594634543
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: October 2018
  • The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594488429
    • Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
    • Published: March 2012
    The chilling account of how a small-minded, low-level KGB operative maneuvered his way into absolute – and absolutely corrupt – power. As a journalist living in Moscow, Masha Gessen has experienced and reported this history firsthand, and in The Man Without a Face she brings it up to its present moment of exhilarating hope and terrifying uncertainty, drawing on information and sources no other writer has tapped. Her spellbinding trace of Putin’s rise and reign will stand as a classic of narrative nonfiction. Notes, Index. 314p.
  • The Man Without A Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781847084231
    • Publisher: Granta Books
    • Published: January 2001
  • The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594486517
    • Publisher: Riverhead Trade
    • Published: 2012
    Documents the Russian prime minister's rapid ascent from a low-level KGB operative to the presidency, describing his selection by an ailing Boris Yeltsin's oligarchy and the ways in which the author believes that his views and ambitions have renewed Russia's threatening position to its citizens and the world. By the author of Perfect Rigor. 35,000 first printing.
  • Where the Jews Aren't: The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish Autonomous Region

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805242461
    • Publisher: Schocken
    • Published: August 2016
    "The story of the Jews in twentieth-century Russia as told through the strange history of the Soviet solution to the Jewish question. In 1929, the Soviet Union declared the area of Birobidzhan a homeland for Jews. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, tens of thousands of Jews moved to Birobidzhan, chased from the shtetl by poverty, hunger, and fear. Birobidzhan was written about breathlessly by a small group of intellectuals who envisioned a home built by Jews for Jews--a place where Jews worked the land and where Yiddish would become the common language of a post-oppression Jewish culture. The short period of state-building ended in the late 1930s with arrests and purges of the Communist Party and cultural elite. After the Second World War, Birobidzhan, now called the "Jewish Autonomous Region," received a new influx of Jews. These were the dispossessed from what had once been the Pale, and most of them had lost families in the Holocaust. They had no one and no place to return to. Once again, in the late 1940s, a wave of arrests swept through Birobidzhan, frightening the Jews into silence and making them invisible. WHERE THE JEWS AREN'T is the story of the dream of Birobidzhan--and how it became a nightmare. In Masha Gessen's haunting and haunted account,Birobidzhan becomes the cracked and crooked mirror that allows us to see the story of the history of absence and silence that is the story of Jews in twentieth-century Russia"--
  • Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

    By Masha Gessen

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594632198
    • Publisher: Riverhead Trade
    • Published: January 2014

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