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Gessen, Masha

Overview
Works: 100 works in 382 publications in 15 languages and 12,103 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Case studies  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Documentary films  Romance fiction  Internet videos  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Contributor, Compiler, win, Author of introduction
Classifications: HV6432.8, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Masha Gessen
 
Most widely held works by Masha Gessen
The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen( Book )

61 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the chilling account of how a low-level, small-minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress and made his country once more a threat to her own people and to the world. Handpicked by the "family" surrounding an ailing and increasingly unpopular Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin seemed like a perfect choice for the oligarchy to shape according to its own designs. Suddenly the boy who had stood in the shadows was a public figure, and his popularity soared. Russia and an infatuated West were determined to see the progressive leader of their dreams, even as he seized control of media, sent political rivals and critics into exile or to the grave, and smashed the country's fragile electoral system, concentrating power in the hands of his cronies. As a journalist living in Moscow, Masha Gessen experienced this history firsthand, and she has drawn on sources no other writer has tapped.--From publisher description
The future is history : how totalitarianism reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen( Book )

30 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed for her "fearless indictment of the most powerful man in Russia" (The Wall Street Journal), award-winning journalist Masha Gessen is unparalleled in her understanding of the events and forces that have wracked her native country in recent times. In The Future Is History, she follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers, sexual and social beings. Gessen charts their paths against the machinations of the regime that would crush them all, and against the war it waged on understanding itself, which ensured the unobstructed reemergence of the old Soviet order in the form of today's terrifying and seemingly unstoppable mafia state. Powerful and urgent, The Future Is History is a cautionary tale for our time and for all time
The brothers : the road to an American tragedy by Masha Gessen( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: An important story for our era: How the American Dream went wrong for two immigrants, and the nightmare that resulted. 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 come to pass? Acclaimed Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen is uniquely endowed with the background, access, and talents to tell the full story. An immigrant herself, who came to the Boston area with her family as a teenager, she returned to the former Soviet Union in her early twenties and covered firsthand the transformations that were wracking her homeland and its neighboring regions. It is there that the history of the Tsarnaev brothers truly begins, as descendants of ethnic Chechens deported to Central Asia in the Stalin era. Gessen follows the family in their futile attempts to make a life for themselves in one war-torn locale after another and then, as new emigres, in the looking-glass, utterly disorienting world of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Most crucially, she reconstructs the struggle between assimilation and alienation that ensued for each of the brothers, incubating a deadly sense of mission. And she traces how such a split in identity can fuel the metamorphosis into a new breed of homegrown terrorist, with feet on American soil but sense of self elsewhere
Words will break cement : the passion of Pussy Riot by Masha Gessen( Book )

20 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On February 21, 2012, five young women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In neon-colored dresses, tights, and balaclavas, they performed a "punk prayer" beseeching the "Mother of God" to "get rid of Putin." They were quickly shut down by security, and in the weeks and months that followed, three of the women were arrested and tried, and two were sentenced to a remote prison colony. But the incident captured international headlines, and footage of it went viral. People across the globe recognized not only a fierce act of political confrontation but also an inspired work of art that, in a time and place saturated with lies, found a new way to speak the truth. Masha Gessen's riveting account tells how such a phenomenon came about. Drawing on her exclusive, extensive access to the members of Pussy Riot and their families and associates, she reconstructs the fascinating personal journeys that transformed a group of young women into artists with a shared vision, gave them the courage and imagination to express it unforgettably, and endowed them with the strength to endure the devastating loneliness and isolation that have been the price of their triumph."--Publisher's description
Perfect rigor : a genius and the mathematical breakthrough of the century by Masha Gessen( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2006, eccentric Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman solved one of the world's greatest intellectual puzzles. For this feat, Perelman will be awarded a prize of one million dollars, and he will likely decline it. Gessen investigates his gripping yet tragic story of genius
Blood matters : from inherited illness to designer babies, how the world and I found ourselves in the future of the gene by Masha Gessen( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Publisher-supplied data) In 2004 genetic testing revealed that Masha Gessen had a mutation that predisposed her to ovarian and breast cancer. The discovery initiated Gessen into a club of sorts: the small (but exponentially expanding) group of people in possession of a new and different way of knowing themselves through what is inscribed in the strands of their DNA. As she wrestled with a wrenching personal decision -- what to do with such knowledge -- Gessen explored the landscape of this brave new world, speaking with others like her and with experts including medical researchers, historians, and religious thinkers. Blood Matters is a much-needed field guide to this unfamiliar and unsettling territory. It explores the way genetic information is shaping the decisions we make, not only about our physical and emotional health but about whom we marry, the children we bear, even the personality traits we long to have. And it helps us come to terms with the radical transformation that genetic information is engineering in our most basic sense of who we are and what we might become
Ester and Ruzya : how my grandmothers survived Hitler's war and Stalin's peace by Masha Gessen( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author provides a dual portrait of her two Jewish grandmothers--the rebellious Ester, who risked her life for the sake of her principles, and Ruzya, a censor under the Stalinist regime--who survived both the anti-Semitic cataclysm of the Holocaust and the terror of Stalinism
Where the Jews aren't : the sad and absurd story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish autonomous region by Masha Gessen( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 1932, 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"--
Never remember : searching for Stalin's Gulags in Putin's Russia by Masha Gessen( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting literary and visual journey deep into Russia's past -- and present. The Gulag was a monstrous network of labor camps that held and killed millions of prisoners from the 1930s to the 1950s. More than half a century after the end of Stalinist terror, the geography of the Gulag has been barely sketched and the number of its victims remains unknown. Has the Gulag been forgotten? Writer Masha Gessen and photographer Misha Friedman set out across Russia in search of the memory of the Gulag. They journey from Moscow to Sandarmokh, a forested site of mass executions during Stalin's Great Terror; to the only Gulag camp turned into a museum, outside of the city of Perm in the Urals; and to Kolyma, where prisoners worked in deadly mines in the remote reaches of the Far East. They find that in Vladimir Putin's Russia, where Stalin is remembered as a great leader, Soviet terror has not been forgotten: it was never remembered in the first place
Half a revolution : contemporary fiction by Russian women( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine stories by Russian women. In She Who Bears No Ill, a woman disfigured by a disease prefers to be locked up in a mental institution rather than be looked at with repugnance outside, while The Day of the Poplar Flakes describes the shoddy treatment of terminally ill patients in a provincial hospital
Dead again : the Russian intelligentsia after Communism by Masha Gessen( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines "the ways in which intellectuals are finding an identity in the new Russia."--Cover
The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen( )

18 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chilling account of how a low-level, small-minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making his country once more a threat to her own people and to the world
In the here and there by Valerii︠a︡ Narbikova( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy in which two sisters fall in love with the same man, a sculptor. He loves one of the sisters, but accidentally finds himself in bed with the other. By a Russian writer
The brothers : the road to an American tragedy by Masha Gessen( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs fashioned from pressure cookers exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding 264 others. Masha Gessen explains who the brothers were and how they came to do what they appear to have done
Campaign of Hate( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Russian and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As most of the world moves forward toward gay equality, Russia is seemingly heading backward. In 2013, the Russian parliament passed a ban on so-called 'gay propaganda' that effectively makes nearly any public discussion of gay equality a crime. Violent attacks against Russian gays or suspected gays are more and more common. Videos of young LGBT people being taunted and tortured have been widely distributed on the internet
Gay propaganda : Russian love stories( )

3 editions published in 2014 in Russian and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tsarnaev brothers by Masha Gessen( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive account of what gave rise to a great tragedy of our time, by the journalist who was born to write it. We know this: on 15 April 2013, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding 264 others. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder of the brothers suspected of committing this atrocity, died in the ensuing manhunt; angelic-looking Dzhokhar awaits trial. What we don't know is why. How did such a nightmare come to pass? Acclaimed Russian-American author Masha Gessen is uniquely endowed with the background, access, and talent to make us understand who the brothers were and how they came to do what they appear to have done. From their displaced beginnings, as descendants of ethnic Chechens deported to Central Asia in the Stalin era, Gessen follows them from strife-ridden Kyrgyzstan to war-torn Dagestan, and then, as émigrés to the United States, into an utterly disorienting new world. Most crucially, she reconstructs the struggle between assimilation and alienation that ensued, fueling the brothers' apparent metamorphosis into a new breed of homegrown terrorist, with their feet on American soil but their loyalties elsewhere - a split in identity that seems to have incubated a deadly sense of mission. This probing and powerful story of dislocation, and of the longing for clarity and identity that can reach the point of combustion, will be the enduring account of an indelible tragedy
Words will break cement : the passion of Pussy Riot by Masha Gessen( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heroic story of Pussy Riot, who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on lies On February 21, 2012, five young women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In neon-colored dresses, tights, and balaclavas, they performed a "punk prayer" beseeching the "Mother of God" to "get rid of Putin
Der Beweis des Jahrhunderts : die faszinierende Geschichte des Mathematikers Grigori Perelman by Masha Gessen( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2000 veröffentlichte das Clay Institute sieben Milleniums-Rätsel der Mathematik und setzte ein Preisgeld von einer Million US-Dollar für deren Lösung aus, darunter die Poincaré-Vermutung. 2002 wurde der Beweis erbracht: von Grigorij Jakowlewitsch "Grischa" Perelman, einem exzentrischen russisch-jüdischen Mathematiker. Aber er lehnte ab, nicht nur das Geld, sondern zunehmend auch die Welt. Heute lebt er ohne Festanstellung und völlig zurückgezogen bei seiner Mutter in St. Petersburg. Warum konnte gearde das Leningrader Wunderkind der 1970er und Sieger der internationalen Mathematikolympiade das Problem lösen? Aus Gesprächen mit Mitschülern, Lehrern und Kollegen entsteht das Bild eines Mannes, dessen fast übermenschliche gedankliche Strenge ihn zu mathematischen Höchstleistungen befähigt, aber auch immer stärker von der Welt entfremdet
 
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The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin
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Perfect rigor : a genius and the mathematical breakthrough of the centuryBlood matters : from inherited illness to designer babies, how the world and I found ourselves in the future of the geneEster and Ruzya : how my grandmothers survived Hitler's war and Stalin's peaceHalf a revolution : contemporary fiction by Russian womenDead again : the Russian intelligentsia after CommunismIn the here and thereBlood matters : a journey along the genetic frontier
Alternative Names
Gesen M.

Gesen Maša

Gessen, Maria Alexandrovna

Gessen, Maria Alexandrovna, 1967-

Gessen, Mariia Aleksandrovna 1967-

Gessen, Marija

Gessen, Marija Aleksandrovna 1967-

Gessen, Maša, 1967-

Gessen, Masha 1967-

Gessen, Masha A., 1967-

Gessen. Masza

ijijæääijæijư, ijʺijʿäijʿ 1967-

Maixa Guessen periodista estatunidenca

Masha Gessen Amerikaans journaliste

Masha Gessen journaliste américaine

Masha Gessen periodista estadounidense

Masha Gessen Russian-American journalist and activist

Masha Gessen russisch-US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Masza Gessen

Гессен, М 1967-

Гессен, М. (Маша), 1967-

Гессен Мария Александровна

Гессен, Мария Александровна, 1967-

Гессен Маша

Гессен, Маша 1967-

Мария Александровна Гессен

גסן, מאשה

מאשה גסן

מאשה גסן עיתונאית אמריקאית

게센, 마샤 1967-

ガッセン, マーシャ

ゲッセン, マーシャ

瑪莎·格森

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