Fiona Hill is director of the Center on the United States and Europe and a senior fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings.Clifford G. Gaddy is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings. Hill and Gaddy are coauthors of The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia Out in the Cold (Brookings, 2003).
"Remember the unverified "dossier" assembled by a shadowy
foreign intelligence veteran who alleged all manner of nefarious,
kinky and compromising ties between Donald Trump and Russia? Well,
now the Trump team has its own dossier on Russian President
Vladimir Putin. It's better sourced, convincingly written, damning
in its conclusions - and its author is scheduled to start working
at the White House."
- Washington Post
"As experienced students of modern Russia, Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy are exceptionally well qualified to explain the experiences and influences which shaped the mind of Vladimir Putin. . . . If you want to begin to understand Russia today, read this book."
- Sir John Scarlett, former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
"Veteran Russia watchers Hill and Gaddy bring high-level expertise to bear on the enigma of Vladimir Putin in this illuminating study. . . . [It] combines enough historical background and contemporary analysis for a graduate-level seminar along with an accessible writing style that won't deter more casual readers."
"Let it be stated unambiguously at the outset: this book is a tour de force."
-Political Studies Review
"For anyone wishing to understand Russia's evolution since the breakup of the Soviet Union and its trajectory since then, the book you hold in your hand is an essential guide.
- John McLaughlin, former deputy director of U.S. Central Intelligence
"Of the many biographies of Vladimir Putin that have appeared in recent years, this one is the most useful.
- Foreign Affairs
"This is not just another Putin biography. It is a psychological portrait.
- The Financial Times
"Considering how busy you are, do you have time to read books? If so, which ones would you recommend? ". . . My goodness, let's see. There's Mr. Putin, by Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy. Insightful."
-Vice President Joseph Biden in Joe Biden: The Rolling Stone Interview