The Oligarchs

The Oligarchs Author David E. Hoffman
ISBN-10 9781610391115
Year 2011-09-13
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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In this saga of brilliant triumphs and magnificent failures, David E. Hoffman, the former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post, sheds light on the hidden lives of Russia's most feared power brokers: the oligarchs. Focusing on six of these ruthless men— Alexander Smolensky, Yuri Luzhkov, Anatoly Chubais, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Boris Berezovsky, and Vladimir Gusinsky—Hoffman shows how a rapacious, unruly capitalism was born out of the ashes of Soviet communism.

The Oligarchs

The Oligarchs Author David E. Hoffman
ISBN-10 9781610391115
Year 2011-09-13
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher PublicAffairs
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In this saga of brilliant triumphs and magnificent failures, David E. Hoffman, the former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post, sheds light on the hidden lives of Russia's most feared power brokers: the oligarchs. Focusing on six of these ruthless men— Alexander Smolensky, Yuri Luzhkov, Anatoly Chubais, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Boris Berezovsky, and Vladimir Gusinsky—Hoffman shows how a rapacious, unruly capitalism was born out of the ashes of Soviet communism.

The Oligarchs

The Oligarchs Author Claes Ericson
ISBN-10 9789187173080
Year 2012-03-04
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Stockholm Text
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The Oligarchs is the dramatic but serious story about how a small group of young entrepreneurs could become some of the world’s richest men and get control of the president of a fallen super-power in the process.

Londongrad From Russia with Cash The Inside Story of the Oligarchs

Londongrad  From Russia with Cash  The Inside Story of the Oligarchs Author Mark Hollingsworth
ISBN-10 9780007287147
Year 2009-07-23
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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The amazing true story of how London became home to the Russian super-rich – told for the first time ever. A dazzling tale of incredible wealth, ferocious disputes, beautiful women, private jets, mega-yachts, the world’s best footballers – and chauffeur-driven Range Rovers with tinted windows.

Once Upon a Time in Russia

Once Upon a Time in Russia Author Ben Mezrich
ISBN-10 9781476771908
Year 2016-06-14
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The New York Times bestselling author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires tells his most incredible story yet: A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian oligarchs that Booklist called “one more example of just how talented a storyteller [Mezrich] is.” Meet two larger-than-life Russians: former mathematician Boris Berezovsky, who moved into more lucrative ventures as well as politics, becoming known as the Godfather of the Kremlin; and Roman Abramovich, a dashing young entrepreneur who built one of Russia’s largest oil companies from the ground up. After a chance meeting on a yacht in the Caribbean, the men became locked in a complex partnership, surfing the waves of privatization after the fall of the Soviet regime and amassing mega fortunes while also taking the reins of power in Russia. With Berezovsky serving as the younger entrepreneur’s krysha—literally, his roof, his protector—they battled their way through the “Wild East” of Russia until their relationship soured when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media. Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky as he escaped to London, where an associate died painfully of Polonium poisoning, creating an international furor. As Abramovich prospered, Berezovsky was found dead in a luxurious London town house, declared a suicide. With unprecedented, exclusive first-person sourcing, Mezrich takes us inside a world of unimaginable wealth, power, and corruption to uncover this exciting story, a true-life thriller epic for our time—“Wolf Hall on the Moskva” (Bookpage).

Oligarchy

Oligarchy Author Jeffrey A. Winters
ISBN-10 9781139495646
Year 2011-04-18
Pages
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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For centuries, oligarchs were viewed as empowered by wealth, an idea muddled by elite theory early in the twentieth century. The common thread for oligarchs across history is that wealth defines them, empowers them and inherently exposes them to threats. The existential motive of all oligarchs is wealth defense. How they respond varies with the threats they confront, including how directly involved they are in supplying the coercion underlying all property claims and whether they act separately or collectively. These variations yield four types of oligarchy: warring, ruling, sultanistic and civil. Moreover, the rule of law problem in many societies is a matter of taming oligarchs. Cases studied in this book include the United States, ancient Athens and Rome, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, medieval Venice and Siena, mafia commissions in the United States and Italy, feuding Appalachian families and early chiefs cum oligarchs dating from 2300 BCE.

Putin and the Oligarch

Putin and the Oligarch Author Richard Sakwa
ISBN-10 9780857734808
Year 2014-02-25
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher I.B.Tauris
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The arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the head of the Yukos oil company, in October 2003, was a key turning point in modern Russian history. From being one of the world's richest and most powerful men, Khodorkovsky became Putin’s prisoner. After two controversial trials, attracting widespread international condemnation, Khodorkovsky was sentenced to fourteen years in jail. In this book, Richard Sakwa examines the rise and fall of Yukos and considers the relationship between Putin’s state and big business during Russia's traumatic shift from the Soviet planned economy to capitalism, as well as Russia's emergence as an energy superpower. The attack on Khodorkovsky had - and continues to have - far-reaching political and economic consequences but it also raises fundamental questions about the quality of freedom in Putin’s Russia as well as in the world at large.

Norilsk A Tale of Suspense in the Time of the Oligarchs

Norilsk  A Tale of Suspense in the Time of the Oligarchs Author Susan Gold
ISBN-10 1938812220
Year 2013-12
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher Full Court Press
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The alluring precious-metals chief of a U.S. conglomerate returns to Moscow after the collapse of the Soviet Union to find that her lover has been murdered and that the entire economic system has been profoundly altered in her absence. Will his murderers ever be caught--and will she be able to overcome the enormous business challenges she is facing?

The Oligarch s Wife

The Oligarch s Wife Author Anna Blundy
ISBN-10 9781848090842
Year 2010
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Random House
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A wonderfully rich and vibrant novel that tells the story of one of Russia’s post-Communist Oligarchs and the two women who marry him, from impoverished boyhood, through unimaginable power and wealth, to the moment when he finally overreaches himself.

The Politics of Oligarchy

The Politics of Oligarchy Author J. Mark Ramseyer
ISBN-10 0521636493
Year 1998-03-28
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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This book examines the failure of the Meiji oligarchy to design institutions capable of protecting their hold on power in Japan.

After Putin s Russia

After Putin s Russia Author Stephen K. Wegren
ISBN-10 0742557863
Year 2009-08-16
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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A fifth edition of this book is now available. Now in a thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated edition, this classic text provides the most authoritative and current analysis available of contemporary Russia and the challenges facing Vladimir Putin and his successor, Dmitri Medvedev. Leading scholars discuss the social, political, and security issues that confronted Putin, as well as his successes and failures in dealing with them. The contributors conclude that Putin's influence will continue to be felt for years to come, not only because he remains powerful in his new post as prime minister but because he laid the groundwork for dealing with the many problems still confronting Russia. Clearly written and organized, this text is an indispensable guide for anyone wanting to understand Russia today.

The Oligarch s Daughter

The Oligarch s Daughter Author Eric Van Lustbader
ISBN-10 9781504030397
Year 2016-02-23
Pages 60
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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Nicholas Linnear, hero of New York Times–bestseller The Ninja, returns in an all-new adventure of intrigue, deceit, and death Returning to Tokyo after many years, Nicholas Linnear—the ninja—must make a deal with the devil if he is to maintain control of his newly launched shipping concern. The exiled Russian oligarch Vladimir Orkin is the buyer Linnear needs for his liquid natural gas, but his offer is contingent on the ninja’s performance of an unusual service. Well aware of Linnear’s legendary skills in martial arts, Orkin demands that he take deadly revenge on the oligarch’s longtime enemy and avenge his beautiful daughter. As a final persuasion, he dangles information about Linnear’s past—information the ninja has never been able to uncover on his own. The lure is irresistible, but the danger may prove his undoing. . . . The Oligarch’s Daughter is the 4th book in the Nicholas Linnear Series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Saving Capitalism

Saving Capitalism Author Robert Reich
ISBN-10 9781785780684
Year 2016-06-02
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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'A very good guide to the state we’re in' Paul Krugman, New York Review of Books 'A well-written, thought-provoking book by one of America’s leading economic thinkers and progressive champions.' Huffington Post Do you recall a time when the income of a single schoolteacher or baker or salesman or mechanic was enough to buy a home, have two cars, and raise a family? Robert Reich does – in the 1950s his father sold clothes to factory workers and the family earnt enough to live comfortably. Today, this middle class is rapidly shrinking: American income inequality and wealth disparity is the greatest it’s been in eighty years. As Reich, who served in three US administrations, shows, the threat to capitalism is no longer communism or fascism but a steady undermining of the trust modern societies need for growth and stability. With an exclusive chapter for Icon’s edition, Saving Capitalism is passionate yet practical, sweeping yet exactingly argued, a revelatory indictment of the economic status quo and an empowering call to action.