Red Notice - Bill Browder

Red Notice

By Bill Browder

  • Release Date: 2015-02-03
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
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Description

Freezing Order, the follow-up to Red Notice, is available now! “[Red Notice] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liar’s Poker did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder’s business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, making Red Notice an early candidate for any list of the year’s best books” (Fortune).

“Part John Grisham-like thriller, part business and political memoir.” —The New York Times

This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune.

Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever. He saw the murderous heart of the Putin regime and has spent the last half decade on a campaign to expose it. Because of that, he became Putin’s number one enemy, especially after Browder succeeded in having a law passed in the United States—The Magnitsky Act—that punishes a list of Russians implicated in the lawyer’s murder. Putin famously retaliated with a law that bans Americans from adopting Russian orphans.

A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, Red Notice is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also the story of how, without intending to, he found meaning in his life.

Reviews

  • Very interesting

    5
    By maria_AK907
    Well written. Great storytelling. undeniably written only from the lense of the author who never mentioned how he and his firm skirted the laws and took advantage of the circumstances and written law. Overall, tragic story, but a real one
  • Amazing!!

    5
    By Gtemp22
    Amazing book that was hard to put down! Highly recommend it!!
  • Red Notice

    5
    By Tamara58
    One of the very best books I have had the honor of reading. This should be mandatory reading for all Americans.
  • A great read…

    5
    By DWZ777
    A great read..couldn’t put it down! . Very inspiring and insightful. The story was told beautifully.
  • Red Notice

    5
    By Outrider JB
    Thank you Mr Browder for telling not only your story, ore importantly for telling Sergei’s story.
  • Crazy, unbelievable!

    5
    By kwd63122
    If just half of the story is true, the Russians are some of the worst people on the planet!
  • A definite must read.

    5
    By KimHeessels
    Excellent read. Great narration of a fascinating story.
  • Intriguing, but

    3
    By JQ_Citizen
    First half of book was very good. Second half was more of a self tribute than interesting.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Pafrre
    This was so interesting and informative and lead to a wormhole of learning a lot more about the current political climate and corruption
  • Red Notice

    5
    By Kathleen LaBonte
    Everyone should read this book to understand Russian corruption in their government and how Russians suffer in this 21 st Century. Global human rights must stay at the forefront whenever world decisions are being considered.