In a book about tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev and their role in the 20 boston marathon bombing, she barely describes the crime still, if such an. The road to an american tragedy, journalist masha gessen recounts the. The portrait of the tsarnaevs that emerges from this book, like many accounts, is that of a restless, fractious family that would find its immigrant dreams dissolving, after a decade, into disappointment and dysfunction. Look out for masha gessens new book, the future is history, coming. His mother, zubeidat, was loving and determined to be perfect in rearing him, according to masha gessen s new book, the brothers, about tamerlan and his younger brother dzhokhar, the boston marathon bombers. The road to a modern tragedy by masha gessen extract masha gessen writes the motivation of the boston marathon bombers, the theories about what might have happened, and our. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the brothers. Masha gessens book about the tsarnaev brothers is wellwritten throughout the first eleven chapters. Boston bomber brothers story features no elaborate. The tsarnaev brothers, the fbi, and the road to the. Understanding dzhokhar tsarnaev via masha gessens the brothers. Tsarnaev was sentenced to death on june 24, after apologizing to the victims. The road to an american tragedy by masha gessen is a rather uncritical book whose basic premise was reached while she was still in the research phase.
An excerpt from masha gessens new book on the tsarnaev brothers. Masha gessens new book explores why the tsarnaev brothers shifted from living aimless lives to orchestrating the boston marathon bombing. The author, using her talents as an investigative reporter, introduces the reader to the protagonists of this event, the tsarnaev brothers, through a family history reflecting their immigration to the united states, their relationship with the fbi and their ultimate disillusionment with america that led to their radicalization. In these chapters, gessen writes with style and clarity. In a book about tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev and their role in the 20 boston marathon bombing. She tells a story and make witty and sharp comments.
The brothers is an antidote to prevailing narratives surrounding the tsarnaev brothers and the boston marathon bombing. The road to an american tragedy kindle edition by gessen, masha. Tamerlan tsarnaev was born in 1986 in the russian republic of kalmykia. Maximum harm is also a compelling examination of the tsarnaev brothers movements in the days leading up to the boston marathon bombing on april 15, 20, the subsequent investigation, the tsarnaevs murder of mit police officer sean collier, the highspeed chase and shootout that killed tamerlan, and the manhunt in which the authorities finally captured dzhokhar, hiding in a watertown backyard. Tamerlan tsarnaev died in a hail of bullets four days after the bombing, and his younger brother, dzhokhar, awaits execution in a supermax prison. When dzhokhar tsarnaev was arrested for the boston marathon bombing, my husband and i. It is the kind of book that reminds us that there are two sides to every story. In gessens book, she argues that the tsarnaev brothers story remains a small story, in which nothing extraordinary happens or, rather. A study of the tsarnaev brothers who carried out the boston marathon bombing reveals neither zealots nor psychopaths. In 2018 tsarnaev s lawyers appealed on the grounds that a lowercourt judges refusal to move the case to another city not traumatized by the bombings deprived him of a fair trial. Mohammed gadzhiev, tamerlan tsarnaevs friend and deputy head of the union of the just asked me. The brothers, masha gessens book about the boston marathon. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.1542 1361 255 677 610 319 646 1205 810 1246 610 1051 11 878 1192 24 1098 199 900 72 1669 607 38 1254 690 195 546 985 638 1170 1042 115 791 100