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Book Title: Casino Moscow: A Tale of Greed and Adventure on Capitalism's Wildest Frontier|
The author of the book: Matthew Brzezinski
ISBN 13: 9780684869773
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 14.72 MB
Edition: Free Press
Date of issue: July 9th 2002
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After awakening from its long communist slumber, Russia in the 1990s was a place where everything and everyone was for sale, and fortunes could be made and lost overnight. Into this free-market maelstrom stepped rookie Wall Street Journal reporter Matthew Brzezinski, who was immediately pulled into the mad world of Russian capitalism -- where corrupt bankers and fast-talking American carpetbaggers presided over the biggest boom and bust in financial history.
Brzezinski's adventures take him from the solid-gold bathroom fixtures of Moscow's elite, to the last stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, where poverty-stricken citizens must buy water by the pail from the local crime lord, and back to civilization, to stumble into a drunken birthday bash for an ultra-nationalist politico. It's an irreverent, lurid, and hilarious account of one man's tumultuous trek through a capitalist market gone haywire -- and a nation whose uncertain future is marked by boundless hope and foreboding despair.
Read information about the authorMatthew Brzezinski is a Polish-American writer. Matthew first worked as a journalist in Warsaw, writing for The New York Times and The Economist. He was a Wall Street Journal staff reporter in Moscow and Kiev in the late 1990s. Relocating to the US, he became a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, covering counter-terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11. His work has appeared in many other publications including The Washington Post Magazine, the LA Times, and Mother Jones.
Isaac's Army is Matthew's fourth book. His other works include Casino Moscow, Fortress America and Red Moon Rising(Winner of the Sir Arthur Clarke Award). He lives in Manchester-by-the-sea, Massachusetts with his wife, three children, and unruly malamute.
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