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Masha Gessen

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Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot (2014)
3.84 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Follows several members of Pussy Riot before and through their performance in the Church of Christ the Savior in Moscow, their arrest, trial, and incarceration. My favorite parts were the included portions of the members' speeches in trial, a look at the improvisational approach ...
Pussy Riot (2014)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Truly inspiring. It astounds me to read about people who have such conviction, such purpose, such singular focus and ambition and belief in the value of their own perspective despite how different it may be from the norm of the society in which they were raised at such a young ag...
Het woord als wapen (2014)
3.85 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I really enjoyed reading this book but it was heart breaking to read about how Russia is treating its citizens in the 21st century. It was especially horrible and upsetting to read about the conditions that women are subjected to in jail in Russia. I remember reading One Day in t...
The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (2010)
3.75 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Well written book that not only describes the life of the current president of Russia, but also brings some light into how he came to power, what undercurrents helped him do that and how life in Russia changed since Putin became a president. The book's extremely relevant now when...
Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century (2009)
3.8 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: inished reading Perfect Rigor by Masha Gessen, that describes a true story about Grigori Perelman, a Russian mathematician. Perelman successfully solved one of the Clay Institute's Million Dollar math problems in topology (Poincare Conjecture) but refused to accept the award or ...
Der Beweis des Jahrhunderts: Die faszinierende Geschichte des Mathematikers Grigori Perelman (2009)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Изыскание истины должно быть целью нашей деятельности: это единственная цель которая достойна её. Анри ПуанкареНе могу сказать, что математика является предметом моих интересов. Конечно, еще со школьной скамьи помнится определенный азарт, желание решить задачу красиво. Но, цитиру...
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