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The Resource Once upon a time in Russia : the rise of the oligarchs -- a true story of ambition, wealth, betrayal, and murder, Ben Mezrich

Once upon a time in Russia : the rise of the oligarchs -- a true story of ambition, wealth, betrayal, and murder, Ben Mezrich

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Once upon a time in Russia : the rise of the oligarchs -- a true story of ambition, wealth, betrayal, and murder
Title
Once upon a time in Russia
Title remainder
the rise of the oligarchs -- a true story of ambition, wealth, betrayal, and murder
Statement of responsibility
Ben Mezrich
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bestselling author of 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. Meet two larger-than-life Russians: Boris Berezovsky, a former mathematician who got his start in a car-reselling business, moved into other more lucrative ventures as well as politics, and became known as the Godfather of the Kremlin. And Roman Abramovich, a dashing young entrepreneur who went from trading in children's toys to building a multibillion- dollar empire of oil and aluminum. After a chance meeting on a yacht in the Caribbean, these two men became locked in a complex partnership. They surfed the waves of privatization after the fall of the Soviet regime, amassing megafortunes while also taking the reins of power in Russia. With Berezovsky serving as the younger entrepreneur's protector, they battled their way through Russia's "Wild East." This true-life thriller reveals how their relationship soured after Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media. Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky's footsteps before and after his escape to London, where an associate died painfully of polonium poisoning. As Abramovich continued to prosper, Berezovsky was found dead in a luxurious London town house, a "suicide." With unprecedented, exclusive first-person sourcing, Mezrich takes us inside a world of unimaginable wealth, power, and corruption to uncover one of the great epics of our time.--Adapted from book jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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Mezrich, Ben
Dewey number
330.947
Index
index present
LC call number
HB340.12
LC item number
.M54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berezovskiĭ, B. A.
  • Abramovich, Roman Arkadievich
  • Businessmen
  • Political corruption
  • Oligarchy
Label
Once upon a time in Russia : the rise of the oligarchs -- a true story of ambition, wealth, betrayal, and murder, Ben Mezrich
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904541688
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781476771892
Lccn
2015295889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904541688
  • (Sirsi) a1819453
Label
Once upon a time in Russia : the rise of the oligarchs -- a true story of ambition, wealth, betrayal, and murder, Ben Mezrich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904541688
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781476771892
Lccn
2015295889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904541688
  • (Sirsi) a1819453

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