Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Book Review: Putin’s Oil

If you’re looking for a summer read, cruise on over to The Mantle and check out my review of the new book Putin’s Oil by journalist Martin Sixsmith. The book details the battle of wills between Russian President Vladimir Putin and billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky, head of the oil conglomerate Yukos, once Russia’s largest corporation. When I say “former” you might be able to guess how this turns out for Khodorkovsky, but Sixsmith provides a rich insight into the “New Russia” thanks to dozens of interviews with many people intimately involved with the two men and the legal battle that ensued between them; one that makes the book well worth reading, even if you already know how the case turns out.
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