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Vladimir Putin, Updated Edition
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  • Authored by: Charles J. Shields
  • From the Series: Modern World Leaders
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  • ISBN-10: 1438170467
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-7046-6
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2016
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  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12

Summary

The Russian democratic experiment continues under its third president, Vladimir Putin. Putin was an unknown when he was handpicked by Boris Yeltsin to succeed him, and the reserved Putin seemed the exact opposite of the loud, large, and unpredictable Yeltsin. But the former KGB spy also held strong convictions of how the country should be managed and where he wanted to stand on the world stage. Newly updated and revised, Vladimir Putin, Updated Edition traces the life of the Russian statesman, from his boyhood in the slums of Leningrad, to his service in the Soviet secret police, to his rise to the presidency.

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Charles J. Shields is the author more than 35 books for young people, primarily histories and biographies. His book The College Guide for Parents won a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Educational Press Association. In 1995, he was recognized by the State of Illinois as one of "Those Who Excel in Education." Until 1997, Shields was chairman of the English department at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Illinois. Since then, he has been writing full time.

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