Once Upon A Time in Russia

Once Upon A Time in Russia

The Rise of the Oligarchs - A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder

Large Print - 2015
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorOnce Upon a Time in Russia is the untold true story of the larger-than-life billionaire oligarchs who surfed the waves of privatization to reap riches after the fall of the Soviet regime: "Godfather of the Kremlin" Boris Berezovsky, a former mathematician whose first entrepreneurial venture was running an automobile reselling business, and Roman Abramovich, his dashing young prot#65533;g#65533; who built a multi-billion-dollar empire of oil and aluminum. Written with the heart-stopping pacing of a thriller - but even more compelling because it is true - this story of amassing obscene wealth and power depicts a rarefied world seldom seen up close.
Publisher: Thorndike Press 2015
ISBN: 9781410480514
Branch Call Number: LP 947.086 Mez 3565
Characteristics: 377 p

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... Perestroika, the lightning bolt that had shattered everything.

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