Accidental Czar: The Life and Lies of Vladimir Putin (Hardcover) (comics)
In the West's collective imagination, Vladimir Putin is a devious cartoon villain, constantly plotting and scheming to destroy his enemies around the globe. But how did an undistinguished mid-level KGB officer become one of the most powerful leaders in Russian history? And how much of Putin's tough-guy persona is a calculated performance?In Accidental Czar, Andrew S. Weiss, a former White House Russia expert, and Brian "Box" Brown show how Putin has successfully cast himself as a cunning, larger-than-life political mastermind - and how the rest of the world has played into the Kremlin's hands by treating him as one.
They shatter all of these myths and expose the man behind the facade.