Lydia Hirt

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I admit to not being overly politically inclined/a huge nonfiction reader, but this excerpt of THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE on Putin is fascinating. It’s a look at a person, place and time that I’ve read so much about in the fiction arena- I’m excited to get the real story.


Vladimir Putin as a young thug. “If anyone ever insulted him in any way,” a friend recalled, “Volodya would immediately jump on the guy, scratch him, bite him, rip his hair out by the clump—do anything at all never to allow anyone to humiliate him in any way.” 

Don’t miss an exclusive excerpt from Masha Gessen’s shocking book THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE in this week’s Newsweek. 

(via Portrait of the Young Vladimir Putin - The Daily Beast)