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First Person By Vladimir Putin Catherine A. Fitzpatrick First Person First Person is an intimate candid portrait of the man who holds the future of Russia in his grip An extraordinary compilation of over hours of in depth interviews and remarkable photographs it d
  • Title: First Person
  • Author: Vladimir Putin Catherine A. Fitzpatrick
  • ISBN: 9780091793784
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback
  • First Person By Vladimir Putin Catherine A. Fitzpatrick First Person is an intimate, candid portrait of the man who holds the future of Russia in his grip An extraordinary compilation of over 24 hours of in depth interviews and remarkable photographs, it delves deep into Putin s KGB past and explores his meteoric rise to power No Russian leader has ever subjected himself to this kind of public examination of his life and viewFirst Person is an intimate, candid portrait of the man who holds the future of Russia in his grip An extraordinary compilation of over 24 hours of in depth interviews and remarkable photographs, it delves deep into Putin s KGB past and explores his meteoric rise to power No Russian leader has ever subjected himself to this kind of public examination of his life and views Both as a spy and as a virtual political unknown until selected by Boris Yeltsin to be Prime Minister, Putin has been regarded as a man of mystery Now, the curtain lifts to reveal a remarkable life of struggles and successes Putin s life story is of major importance to the world.
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    1. Vladimir Putin Catherine A. Fitzpatrick

      The former second President and current Prime Minister of Russia as well as chairman of United Russia and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Russia and Belarus He became acting President on December 31, 1999, succeeding Boris Yeltsin, and then won the 2000 presidential election In 2004, he was re elected for a second term lasting until May 7, 2008.Critics call him anti democratic.

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    1. I m not sure about astonishingly frank compared to Khrushchev, perhaps Putin has an answer for everything, though the questions from these three journalists don t go all that searchingly deep The most mysterious thing about Putin could be his meteoric rise from seemingly minor functionary to leader of Russia He unquestionably had intelligence, savviness, a certain amount of ambition, he knew a few people, he was at the right place at the right time does this explain it all His resume would seem [...]


    2. I m not sure how astonishingly frank and how astonishingly staged these interviews were, but this man has an answer for everything The book portraits a driven, self made man who, almost by accident, became president of Russia He is also a good family man, as described by his teachers, his wife, his daughters and his friends.The book scraps away a lot of the mystic aurea that has been surrounding Putin recently, but it doesn t add much to the story of the most important man of 2015.


    3. You don t have to like Putin or Russia in order to appreciate his rough way of thinking and the concise form of expressing his thoughts In this atypical book of interviews, that alternates Putin s answers with testimonies of his intimates regarding a particular subject, the now and then Russian President appears as a man who knows what he wants, both for himself and Russia too More than anything else, he trusts in himself and his ability to restore Russia s not so old glory and role in the world [...]


    4. i found this book extremely enlightening in regards to what is going on in russia today the entire book is comprised of 3 or 4 multiple hour interviews that were given by putin when he first came into office in 2000 he talks about where he came from, his life in the kgb, his family, his politicsetty much everything after reading it i felt like i better understood him and his way of decision making, and ultimately it s the reason why i stand up for him so much in light of recent shady circumstanc [...]


    5. I reread this book all the time amazing insight into Putin A caveat the authors only had 3 weeks to write and publish the book That s why the editing is a bit shotty.


    6. Going into this book I had no expectations, which is most likely why I enjoyed it If you want to understand Putin on a personal level and comprehend his tactics, this is the book to read Loved how it was pieced together, getting snippets of interview from his colleagues and family members discussing his character Very interesting After finishing this book, I have respect for him Even though this is a biography, it simply proves that anything can be accomplished if one puts their mind to it and [...]


    7. Rating 4 5, mainly because its not current but thats really it, I learned a lot about Putin in the book that goes against Mainstream media and mainstream opinion of him and makes me know that he is definitely a wonderful leader for Russia and people need to see the truth and stop believing lies about people just because of some country s history Putin hates communism as much as anyone and he made things better for the Russian people after they had to endure starving and long lines and torture th [...]


    8. Interesting interviews, but it never comes near to explaining how Putin, with seemingly little ability, no significant connections and no particular skills rose so quickly once he arrived in Moscow and was selected by Yeltsin to replace him.As mysterious as the rise of our non entity to leadership.


    9. Had a great interest about reading this Book And glad to say it didn t disappoint me What I learn from this book about Putin that he s a Honest guy or rather say a total Honest guy He always did the thing like what need to do I strongly believe right now Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is the world s best Leader among allLong Live PUTIN


    10. The sort of autobiography that political candidates write in all Western democracies Self serving rubbish But as someone who doesn t follow Russian politics closely, it was fun to see when he was obviously spending pages and pages on self justification over various issues.I would not buy a used car from the author of this book.


    11. Putin is not the kind of politician to have a bunch of ghost writers, who can write a pretentious book about his hope and dreams The book is mostly made of interviews and monologues When gives it a dry but authentic touch.


    12. ok this book is funny as hell, Putin is like my mom was laid in a pile of corpses but got out ok to cracking jokes about Napolean in a couple beats, what is this, how is it public


    13. Given another audience, the book may have achieved what it set out to do However, in the hands of this ignorant reader, it did not enlighten much.


    14. Interesting read about an interesting man and his ideals This book also has some interesting insight into why Chechnya was handled in the way it was and it also provides a decent character assessment about Putin Also has some rather humourous excerpts too I thoroughly enjoyed it but I think Putin needs to be involved in writing a new biography I would like to gain knowledge about his insight in regards to current events which I don t believe Oliver Stone quite covered in his interviews with him [...]


    15. Tired of reading KGB , KGB , KGB Not bad He really knows How to stick to the goal At the age of 16, he went to the KGB office and expressed his intention to become a KGB agent Finally, he became one.


    16. There seems to be a lot he is not saying in this book specially about his fast rise to power, but it is still a fun read and gives an idea of his world view and personality I really enjoyed reading this.


    17. its based on all official interviews, but offers some insight to a guy who cut his chops in a cold war mentality



    18. I just started to read this book when the current Crimea Ukraine event started to happen call that serendipity I am not quite done yet with this book but have gotten far enough along with it to make an evaluation It is written in an interview style of questions and answers which I found surprising I would very much have preferred to read a book about him as an autobiography written in the first person rather then a kind of interview and notes taken approach This made the book awkward to read You [...]


    19. First Person is a transcription of a series of interviews conducted in 2000 by three Russian journalists with Vladimir Putin, his wife and daughters, friends, teachers, and colleagues The book is written in a question answer format which is usually effective but occasionally leaves the reader in doubt as to who is answering a particular question Putin or one of the other interviewees.Don t read this book expecting deep insight into Putin s political philosophy or details of his experience in the [...]



    20. It was interesting to read about the decisive world leader I liked the interview style and that they spoke with several others to obtain further perspective 14 years later, we can look at it with some hindsight and find additional meaning in statements probably not intended at the time For example, the stories from his wife are especially poignant, knowing they have recently divorced One can t help but ponder on the true realities of her experience Likewise, his claims on not wanting the job, t [...]


    21. This is a good overview of Putin s life, up until the beginning of the year 2000 When I bought the book, I thought I would be getting updated information, i.e about the man who has made Russia a world power again and even a major player in the war in Syria But I did not look a the publication date, so it is my fault Anyway, as I said, this is an overview of the main events of Putin s private life and career, as it is only a collection of interviews of Putin, his family and close friends There i [...]


    22. Being that this was written in the year 2000, I would like to research the man a bit further I find nothing notably distasteful about Putin in this first person account He, as well as all of his family members, seem like regular folks to me Here in the west, he gets a tremendous amount of bad press, as many of Russian origin do I have a recent account of Putin that I plan to read soon.Having said that, I thought that the book was thought provoking and provided useful insight to Putin, his famil [...]


    23. This entire book is formatted as an interview and was compiled from several interviews Putin has conducted over the years The content vascillates wildly from the banal to the bizarre, and one ends up with the impression that Putin was simply the socialist boy next door, and it s anyone s guess how this relatively modest figure has found himself wielding such an immense amount of political power as the president of Russia Refreshingly candid and a pleasure to read.


    24. Clearly a sympathetic view of Putin after all he dictated it than other books on the subject Even here he remains an enigma Perhaps most revealing is that the guy has a sense of humor Unfortunately even in his own version of Russia in 2000, that sensitivity doesn t extend to the rebels in Chechnya We are left to color in the lines of the brutality My next book will look at the man from the opposite perspective.


    25. an enjoyable, biased i mean, his handpicked friends and relatives are contributing comments, even if a well respected journalist is recording all of this account of the early life and times of vladimir putin that, when read against the grain, is relatively revealing in terms of how he approaches foreign and domestic politics.


    26. The reason behind the interviews making up this book, as mentioned in the preface, is a question asked in Davos in January 2000 by Trudy Rubin of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Who is Putin And as also mentioned, this book doesnt answer the complex question But considering my ignorance about Russia, there are lots of things that I learnt about and would like to research .


    27. Surprisingly enjoyable, even if it s still left me just as confused by many things about his rise as before I read it Far better than biographies of other Eastern European leaders I ve read, perhaps because it takes an interview format and doesn t try to proclaim he was amazing since birth


    28. I read this several years ago and it had a great deal to do with how i saw Putin and his potential affect on Russia Though sometimes it seems to deal with him too leniantly i think this book is a necessity for anyone who wants to know about Russia and its presidentahem Prime Minister


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