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The Boston marathon bombers: Muslim radicals or ordinary American citizens?

In The Tsarnaev Brothers Masha Gessen tells the alarming story of a family who didn’t belong anywhere  — but were determined to make their mark

20 June 2015

9:00 AM

20 June 2015

9:00 AM

The Tsarnaev Brothers: The Road to a Modern Tragedy Masha Gessen

Scribe, pp.271, £14.99, ISBN: 9781922247506

As Masha Gessen herself admits — and as friends and journalist colleagues repeatedly told her — it was a strange choice to write this book. But you only have to get a few pages in to realise that Gessen, the author of a bestselling analysis of Putin, is ideally placed to take on the story behind the Boston marathon bombers.

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