New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. Maps. First Edition [no printing indicated]. Cloth and boards. Tall 8vo, black quarter cloth with silver lettering on spine over charcoal gray boards, illustrated with two B&W maps of The Soviet Union & Russia as frontispieces, archival mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped: $32.50) with color photo of Putin seated [& seeming arrogant], 572 pages +  Illustration Credits +  About the Author +  A Note on the Type. Weight: 2 lbs. Fine / Fine. Item #8979
FINE copy: tight, bright, clean. No previous owner marks. Red remainder dot on page bottoms. Slight crimping to the head and foot of the dj.
Important omprehensive recent biography of Putin, who has increasingly shown his absolute rule and expansionist goals.