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The Future Is History
528 pages; Riverhead Books
“The ability to make sense of one’s life in the world is a function of freedom,” writes Gessen, a Russian American journalist. Her essential reportage traces her homeland’s political devolution through the dramatic real stories of four citizens who now face “a new set of impossible choices.”
— Natalie Beach, Jordan S. Bonnier, Taylor Lannamann, Jacqueline Neber