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The Tsarnaev brothers : the road to a modern tragedy, Masha Gessen

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The Tsarnaev brothers : the road to a modern tragedy
Title
The Tsarnaev brothers
Title remainder
the road to a modern tragedy
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Masha Gessen
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eng
Summary
The definitive account of what gave rise to a great tragedy of our time, by the journalist who was born to write it. We know this: on 15 April 2013, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding 264 others. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder of the brothers suspected of committing this atrocity, died in the ensuing manhunt; angelic-looking Dzhokhar awaits trial. What we don't know is why. How did such a nightmare come to pass? Acclaimed Russian-American author Masha Gessen is uniquely endowed with the background, access, and talent to make us understand who the brothers were and how they came to do what they appear to have done. From their displaced beginnings, as descendants of ethnic Chechens deported to Central Asia in the Stalin era, Gessen follows them from strife-ridden Kyrgyzstan to war-torn Dagestan, and then, as émigrés to the United States, into an utterly disorienting new world. Most crucially, she reconstructs the struggle between assimilation and alienation that ensued, fueling the brothers' apparent metamorphosis into a new breed of homegrown terrorist, with their feet on American soil but their loyalties elsewhere - a split in identity that seems to have incubated a deadly sense of mission. This probing and powerful story of dislocation, and of the longing for clarity and identity that can reach the point of combustion, will be the enduring account of an indelible tragedy
Biography type
individual biography
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Gessen, Masha
Dewey number
363.325
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Gessen, Masha
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  • Tsarnaev, Dzhokhar
  • Tsarnaev, Tamerlan
  • Boston Marathon Bombing, Boston, Mass., 2013
  • Terrorists
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Terrorism
Target audience
adult
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The Tsarnaev brothers : the road to a modern tragedy, Masha Gessen
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • cartographic image
  • text
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  • cri
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Cast of characters -- Part one. Dislocation -- Map : the Tsarnaevs' journey -- 1. Love -- 2. Wandering -- 3. Dreaming of America -- Part two. Becoming the bombers -- Map : the failed escape -- 4. Coming to America -- 5. A decade of broken dreams -- 6. His place in the world -- 7. Patriots' day -- 8. They are us -- Part three. Aftermath -- 9. How Musa Khadzhimuratov fell out of love with America -- 10. The strange death of Ibragim Todashev -- 11. Everyone is going to jail -- 12. What will we know? -- Epilogue
Control code
000053937125
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
xiv, 273 pages
Isbn
9781925106619
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)900070229
Label
The Tsarnaev brothers : the road to a modern tragedy, Masha Gessen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Cast of characters -- Part one. Dislocation -- Map : the Tsarnaevs' journey -- 1. Love -- 2. Wandering -- 3. Dreaming of America -- Part two. Becoming the bombers -- Map : the failed escape -- 4. Coming to America -- 5. A decade of broken dreams -- 6. His place in the world -- 7. Patriots' day -- 8. They are us -- Part three. Aftermath -- 9. How Musa Khadzhimuratov fell out of love with America -- 10. The strange death of Ibragim Todashev -- 11. Everyone is going to jail -- 12. What will we know? -- Epilogue
Control code
000053937125
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
xiv, 273 pages
Isbn
9781925106619
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)900070229

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