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READ The Brothers 107 Masha Gessen ´ 7 READ An important story for our era How the American Dream went wrong for two immigrants and the nightmare that resulted The facts of the tragedy are established On April 15 2013 two homemade bombs fashioned from pressure cookers exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killing three people and wounding 264 others The elder of the brothers suspected of committing this atrocity Tamerlan Tsarnaev died in the ensuing manhunt; Dzhokhar will stand trial in January 2015 What we don’t know is why How did such a nightmare c. When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested for the Boston Marathon bombing my husband and I got into an argumentWho cares where he s from he said Everyone s talking about his family being from Chechnya like that s enough to make him a terrorist in and of itself He s an immigrant Okay How is his being from Chechnya any different from his being from IrelandI don t know if he picked Ireland because it s a country he s heard of because I m Irish or because we re both old enough to remember a time when saying you were from Ireland would lead a listener to thoughts of and possibly uestions about the IRA I do know that he s someone who s morally opposed to putting people in ill fitting boxes and he d just come home from a long day with coworkers who had no problem with the idea that Muslim immigrant terrorist just waitin to happenI understand what you mean I said And I know everyone s being a big collective idiot about he and his brother being Muslims and I m sick of it too But there s something wrong with your example There s something going on than that Being from Ireland isn t anything like being from ChechnyaI had to wait for Masha Gessen to write The Brothers before I could figure out exactly what I meant I felt vindicated when I got to page 60 and read this American society perhaps than some others goes through distinct cycles separated by shifts in the national psyche But to a new immigrant nothing was here before and there is no inkling that things will be different after There is only the mood of the present moment and this mood becomes what America feels like The Tsarnaevs arrived a few months after the September 11 2001 attacks on New York and Washington had united Americans in fearThis was the idea I d been feeling around for that tired night in the kitchen when I d been trying to argue with my husband and wash the dishes at the same time and had ended by doing a lousy job at both Being an immigrant is tough no matter where you re from or how much you wanted to live in your new country Being an immigrant from a country most Americans have only heard of in relation to the War on Terror well that makes you the redheaded stepchild of the immigrant family to say the leastThat s the story Gessen tells Bear in mind that she started work on this book practically the day Dzhokhar was arrested I started reading it the week his death sentence was announced This book is not about his trial or about how he and his brother went about bombing the marathon It s about who was arrested for that bombing and why It s also the story of the banality of evil To me the most shocking part of this book is well how boring the brothers were before it happened They weren t particularly intelligent or devout Neither of them seem as if they were interested in or engaged with the world or even their own lives If they had a reason for waking up in the morning I couldn t tell you what it was They just don t come across as the kind of people who could care enough about anything to do something violent They reminded me of a character from a novel I love Lolly WillowesLaura was not in any way religious She was not even religious enough to speculate towards irreligionI m not na ve enough to think that anyone who commits a violent crime must be some wild eyed fanatic andor evil genius Frankly as a smallish middle aged woman living in an increasingly weird city I m starting to wonder if all men are just one bad day and one cheap gun away from going on a killing spree But I did expect to get some sense of why the brothers did what they didMaybe one of the points of this book is that there isn t any such sense to be had Excuse me for uoting at length but I think this is important Very soon many of Tamerlan s and Jahar s friends would be telling the FBI and the media that it was impossible that the brothers were the bombers there had been no sign Surely the friends would say if the two had been plotting something so huge and horrible they would have seemed distracted Or emotional Or pensive Or somehow clearly not themselves But this assumption was a misconception The psychiatrist and political scientist Jerrold Post who has been studying terrorists for decades writes Terrorists are not depressed severely emotionally disturbed or crazed fanatics Political scientist Louise Richardson an undisputed star in the tiny academic field of terrorism studies writes of terrorists Their primary shared characteristic is their normalcy insofar as we understand the term Psychological studies of terrorism are virtually unanimous on this pointNor do terrorists tend to behave out of character just before committing an act that to them appears perfectly rational and fully justified One of the September 11 hijackers called his wife in Germany on the morning of the attacks to tell her he loved her she apparently heard nothing extraordinary in his voice Having made the decision to commit an act of terrorism the future bomber even a suicide bomber develops it would appear a sort of two track mind On one track life goes on exactly as before on the other he is preparing for the event that will disrupt his life or even end it It is precisely the ordinary nature of the man and the extraordinary effect of the act about to be committed that ensure the two tracks never crossThis passage kept coming to mind as I listened to a news report about the mother of the gunman in the recent shooting at a Tunisian beach The woman was horrified by what her son had done and was frantically trying to make sense of it What had she missed Her son an electrical engineering student who had a girlfriend and liked soccer and break dancing was outstandingly ordinary I might have had trouble believing that before I read this book I have no trouble believing it nowSadly I think The Brothers should be reuired reading The history it covers is interesting the ideas it offers are vital

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READ The Brothers 107 Masha Gessen ´ 7 READ Zstan 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 for each of the brothers fueling their 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 Like Dave Cullen’s Columbine this will be the enduring account of an indelible tragedy. The Boston Marathon bombing is yet another news event where I seemed to lose focus before I lost interest I ached for the victims but I didn t respond to the big wave of Boston Strong that followed the vengeance the wounded civic pride and which seemed to outpace the magnitude of the event itself Was it just me or were the details of how and why it happened just overwhelmed by the anger and tears I was particularly surprised by the negative reaction to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev s photo appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone It was as if people didn t want information and understanding only agreement and vengeance Masha Gessen s The Brothers is definitely not a book for those folks there s a disclaimer at the front that tries to head those critics off at the pass This is a truly impressive and fast work of analytical journalism in which the author herself a Russian immigrant sets out for a deeper understanding of the Tsarnaev brothers and their extended family which includes trips to the places they re from Parts of it read almost like a novel about an itinerant family whose members keep thinking they will find something better peace success in the next place There are no conclusions here and surely Gessen will file a timely update when the paperback edition comes along but there is a great deal of synthesis and empathy for all aspects of what led to and what followed this tragedy There are important uestions here about how American society and federal agents anticipate and respond to domestic terrorism I thought The Brothers was terrific and uite clear an example of how a good nonfiction book can take a saturated news event and hold it a different way in a different light and offer a new kind of understanding I look forward to reading Gessen s books on Pussy Riot and Vladimir Putin Heavy Words Lightly Thrown The Reason Behind the Rhyme into an utterly disorienting new world Most crucially she reconstructs the struggle between assimilation and alienation that ensued for each of the brothers fueling their apparent metamorphosis Complete Works Volume VII Translations from Pahlavi into a new breed of homegrown terrorist with their feet on American soil but their loyalties elsewhere a split Dumb Money Adventures of a Day Trader in Ludicrous Laws and Mindless Misdemeanors The Silliest Lawsuits and Unruliest Rulings of All Time identity that seems to have The Esther Paradigm incubated a deadly sense of mission Like Dave Cullen’s Columbine this will be the enduring account of an Interlingua; A grammar of the international language indelible tragedy. 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READ The Brothers 107 Masha Gessen ´ 7 READ Ome to passThis is a probing and powerful story of dislocation and the longing for clarity and identity that can reach the point of combustion Bestselling Russian American author Masha Gessen is uniuely endowed with the background access and talent to tell it She explains 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 as they are displaced again from strife ridden Kyrgy. Masha Gessen did such a good job on her Putin bio I was excited to find this recent book on the Tsarnaev brothers Unlike other terrorists they seemed to have too much going for them for them to commit murder as they did Unfortunately this book is nowhere near the standard of the Putin book The brothers have less going for them than it seemed but so much is half reported its hard to know themThe book started off well enough with Gessen relating the culture and history from which the parents Anzor and Zubeidat emerged Gessen having visited their several home towns gives enough background so that you understand the horror of the previous generation and the dull and poor environment Anzor and Zubeidat left Anzor was Chechen but never lived in Checknya and Zubeidat was Avar making them outsiders wherever they went Anzor and Zubeidat went to Boston on tourist visas and later applied for asylum The did not need asylum witness how often family members return to their home region they were not political They were opportunists who after drifting around the Russian Federation through family connections drifted to Cambridge MA While they physically left the old world whichever country or uasi country it might be they did not leave the old thinking behind Their oldest son would be a boxer win awards and be rich and famous Their daughters would marry Chechens no matter how unknown their character or ability to support a family might be Their youngest son it seems they just didn t have time for himThere is undoubtedly a lot to know about this chaotic family than told here Having had a 10 year relationship with the family their landlady Joanna Herlihy surely had to say than appears in this book Only one high school teacher is interviewed none from Jahar s college Tamerlan s wife who must have a story hardly gets a mention while there must be 10 pages on the wife and mother in law of Ibragm Todashev who may or may not be part of the story Without saying the brothers are innocent Gessen lays on the circumstantial evidence to exonerate them She challenges the video of them dropping the bags with the bombs it is so bad it took a long time to ID the brothers Did ignoring phoned in IDs meant the FBI was in on it She challenges that the Tsarnaev s made the bomb She focuses on the rough interrogation of the friends who threw out Jahar s back pack and Kair Matanov who enjoyed shooting practice with Tamberlan She cites the number of FBI stings that entrap the vulnerable There is a hard to follow thread on Tamerlan s possibly being an FBI informant involving the triple Waltham murder and the killing of Ibragm Todashev There is a support group to Free Jahar Michael Dukakis calls him Many Chechens think he is innocent or maybe that what he did was a legitimate response to US foreign policy Many like his mother now living in Russia because she has a shoplifting charge in the US think he was set up These and other conspiracy theories comprise about 13 of the bookThe book ends with a vignette about a high school acuaintance of Tamerlan who spoke on CNN It like most of the book seemed to be there to make a page countWhile there is a list of family friends and acuaintances at the beginning the layout makes it difficult to use There are no photos There is no index There are no footnotes despite interviews and material from elsewhere After Gessen s excellent and meaty book on Putin this is a big disappointment


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    Masha Gessen ´ 7 READ [The Brothers] EBOOK / PDF When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested for the Boston Marathon bombing my husband and I got into an argumentWho cares where he's from? he said Everyone's talking about his family being from Chechnya like that's enough

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    [The Brothers] EBOOK / PDF I read this book in an effort to gain some understanding of how two young men could commit the atrocities they did Either I was unable to find a place of objectivity or there was sadly not much in these two to understand I was completely on board at the start as Gessen provides some historical background Yet as she draws closer to the childhood and adolescence of the Tsarnaevs the book loses steam There are so many other characters introd

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    [The Brothers] EBOOK / PDF CHARACTERS ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Masha Gessen “So what if a kid dies God will take care of him” Tamerlan Tsarnaev“Terrorism has become a festering wound It is an enemy of hum

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    FREE DOWNLOAD The Brothers CHARACTERS ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Masha Gessen Masha Gessen ´ 7 READ I've been attending Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial over the past few months and obtained a media copy of this book Masha Gessen travelled back to

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    [The Brothers] EBOOK / PDF Well alrighty then This looked so promising from the New Books shelf I actually put down something else I was going to take While it kept my interest this book frustrated the ever loving crap out of meShe starts well giving some background on C

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    CHARACTERS ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Masha Gessen Masha Gessen ´ 7 READ FREE DOWNLOAD The Brothers Masha Gessen did such a good job on her Putin bio I was excited to find this recent book on the Tsarnaev brothers Unlike other terrorists they seemed to have too much going for them for them to commit murder as they did Unfortunately this book is nowhere near the standard of the Putin book The brothers have les

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    CHARACTERS ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Masha Gessen Masha Gessen ´ 7 READ [The Brothers] EBOOK / PDF The Boston Marathon bombing is yet another news event where I seemed to lose focus before I lost interest I ach

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    [The Brothers] EBOOK / PDF This was a strange book In light of the recent anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing and the close of the trial against one of the brothers this seemed like a good pick up I was intrigued by the title and the idea that it was not about the bombing itself but rather what led up to it and its aftermath I did not know and was somewhat expecting being left with answers but the book is a little odd and I'm not

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    FREE DOWNLOAD The Brothers [The Brothers] EBOOK / PDF Masha Gessen ´ 7 READ I'm sure this will be controversialThe first sign is the disclaimer at the beginning that says essentially I realize that a lot of people were hurt in the Boston Marathon bombing but this isn't about thatNot that this book should be obligated to be about how bad the marathon bombing was As if In fact I ended up liking this a lot than I would have if it had been a straightforward account of the attack itself which I probably also

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    CHARACTERS ç eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Masha Gessen [The Brothers] EBOOK / PDF All I ever say about books any is that they aren't interesting which is not an interesting way to consider a book Let's call this one thought provoking then because it's very well written and gets into the family history and history of the fraught regions they come from much deeper than anyone else writing in E

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  • The Brothers
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  • 18 August 2020
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