We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Orders To Kill by Amy Knight

Ever since Vladimir Putin came to power in Russia, his critics have turned up dead on a regular basis. According to Amy Knight, this is no coincidence. In Orders to Kill, the KGB scholar ties dozens of victims together to expose a campaign of political murder during Putin's reign that even includes terrorist attacks such as the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Russia is no stranger to political murder, from the tsars to the Soviets to the Putin regime, during which many journalists, activists and political opponents have been killed. Kremlin defenders like to say, "There is no proof," however convenient these deaths have been for Putin, and, unsurprisingly, because he controls all investigations, Putin is never seen holding a smoking gun.

Called "the West's foremost scholar" of the KGB by The New York Times, Knight traces Putin's journey from the Federal Security Service (FSB) in the late 1990s to his subsequent rise to absolute power as the Kremlin's leader today, detailing the many bodies that paved the way. She offers new information about the most famous victims, such as Alexander Litvinenko, the former FSB officer who was poisoned while living in London, and the statesman Boris Nemtsov, who was murdered outside the Kremlin in 2015, and she puts faces on many others who are less well-known in the West or forgotten. She shows that terrorist attacks in Russia, as well as the Boston Marathon bombing in the U.S., are part of the same campaign. And she explores what these murders mean for Putin's future, for Russia and for the West, where in America Donald Trump has claimed, "Nobody has proven that he's killed anyone....He's always denied it....It has not been proven that he's killed reporters."

Orders to Kill is a story long hidden in plain sight with huge ramifications.

'This incisive, deeply researched account of the Kremlin's murderous dark arts should be an electrifying wake-up call to the West about the danger we face from Putin's gangster state.' Edward Lucas, senior editor, The Economist


Buy Orders To Kill by Amy Knight from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781785903595
ISBN-10: 1785903594
Format: Hardback
Pages: 384
Imprint: Biteback Publishing
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Orders To Kill by Amy Knight

Book Reviews - Orders To Kill by Amy Knight

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Orders To Kill book by Amy Knight and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Amy Knight

Amy Knight is the author of How the Cold War Began and Orders to Kill. She has written more than thirty scholarly articles and contributed numerous pieces on Russian politics and history to the New York Review of Books and The Times Literary Supplement. Her articles have also been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wilson Quarterly. She lives in New Jersey.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.