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Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot - New SIGNED 1st Edition/1st Printing

Gessen, Masha

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ISBN 10: 1594632197 / ISBN 13: 9781594632198
Published by Riverhead Books, 2014
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Brand new 1st Edition/1st Printing softcover SIGNED by the author without inscription at a reading event in Los Angeles. To call journalist Masha Gessen a muckraker would be to understate her journalistic accomplishments and to make light of the courage it has required for her to stand up to the tyrannical Russian authorities time after time in search of the truth (see her fine biography of Putin, The Man Without a Face). Gessen's courage is only exceeded by that of the protest art collective known as Pussy Riot, whose key members have been subjected to long prison terms, forced labor, widely publicized lies about their activities, and a series of beatings by government-sponsored thugs in recent months. This is their story told as only Masha Gessen could tell it. In order to make sure it arrives safely at your door, it will be bubble-wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABH492

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The heroic story of Pussy Riot, who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on lies

On February 21, 2012, five young women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In neon-colored dresses, tights, and balaclavas, they performed a “punk prayer? beseeching the “Mother of God? to “get rid of Putin.? They were quickly shut down by security, and in the weeks and months that followed, three of the women were arrested and tried, and two were sentenced to a remote prison colony. But the incident captured international headlines, and footage of it went viral. People across the globe recognized not only a fierce act of political confrontation but also an inspired work of art that, in a time and place saturated with lies, found a new way to speak the truth.

Masha Gessen?s riveting account tells how such a phenomenon came about. Drawing on her exclusive, extensive access to the members of Pussy Riot and their families and associates, she reconstructs the fascinating personal journeys that transformed a group of young women into artists with a shared vision, gave them the courage and imagination to express it unforgettably, and endowed them with the strength to endure the devastating loneliness and isolation that have been the price of their triumph.

About the Author: Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist who is the author of several books, most recently the national bestseller The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. Her work has appeared in  Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Newsweek, Slate, and many other publications, and has received numerous awards, most recently the 2013 Media for Liberty Award. She has served as the editor of several publications and as director of Radio Liberty?s Russia Service. She lives in New York.

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Title: Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of ...

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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Edition: 1st Edition

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