His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash

Book - 2017 | First edition
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"This electrifying and supremely timely book by leading Russian expert Richard Lourie explores Putin's failures, missed opportunities, and probable future moves. Readers discover, for example, where Putin's next land grab is likely to be. Questions are asked and answered about Putin's nefarious plans for the Arctic, as well as along the border with China, which presents other intriguing dilemmas for the man from the KGB. Donald Trump's unexpected and bizarre election win gives Putin extraordinarily dangerous options. Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash is an essential read for anyone bewildered and dismayed by current events."--Jacket.
"For reasons that are made clear in this book, Putin's Russia will collapse just as Imperial Russia did in 1917 and as Soviet Russia did in 1991. The only questions are when, how violently, and with how much peril for the world. The U.S. election complicates everything, including: Putin's next land grab; Exploitations of the Arctic; Cyber-espionage; Putin and China... and many more crucial topics. An essential read for everybody bewildered and dismayed by the new world order"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0312538081 (hardcover)
9780312538088 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: 947.086409 LOU
Characteristics: xxii, 264 pages ; 25 cm


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Jan 27, 2018

A bit speculative but worthwhile.

Sep 29, 2017

Learning about the Russian President, and his rise to power was really enjoyable. The pages just flew by, and made it one of the most fun books I've ever read. That and the Dr. Strangelove title twist of Chapter Ten gave me a good chuckle. With everything going on in, and around Russia today it helped knowing a bit more about the man other than just what corporate media is willing to tell.


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