No One Man Should Have All That Power: How Rasputins Manipulate the World

No One Man Should Have All That Power: How Rasputins Manipulate the World

An exploration of infamous, controversial figures and how they exert control. Amos Barshad has long been fascinated by the powerful. But not by elected officials or natural leaders?he?s interested in their scheming advisors, the dark figures who wield power in the shadows. And, as Barshad shows in No One Man Should Have All That Power, the natural habitat of these manipula An exploration of infamous, controversial figures and how they exert control. Amos Barshad has long been fas...

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Title:No One Man Should Have All That Power: How Rasputins Manipulate the World
Author:Amos Barshad
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1419734555
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

No One Man Should Have All That Power: How Rasputins Manipulate the World Reviews

  • Steve
    Mar 21, 2019
    Disclaimer: I received this book as part of GoodReads' First Reads program. Those who know a little bit of pre-Soviet Russian history know about Rasputin and his alleged control of Czar Nicholas and Czarina Alexandria. This book examines his story, and goes on to examine a variety o...
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    May 29, 2019
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    May 04, 2019
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  • Phil
    May 11, 2019
    This was an enjoyable exploration of Rasputin characters in many different worlds and contexts. I appreciated diving into the world's of music and short stories. The longer sections on Rasputins in politics and near recent world leaders was not as repetitive as I thought it would be. T...
  • Tonstant Weader
    Apr 07, 2019
    No One Man Should Have All That Power is a headlong race through the history of Rasputinism?the power of being the power behind the ?throne? in government, music, film, and sports. Amos Barshad identifies seven principles of a Rasputin. They control others, their control is contr...
  • Kevin
    Mar 26, 2019
    ?Into darkness!? Natalia interjects with a yell. Gushing her voice again, she throws herself back into the tale. ?He kkknocked, he open the door, he take Rasputin, and he said? ?Now we are going into darkness.? ...
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    May 29, 2019
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  • Clare Fitzgerald
    Jun 26, 2019
    One downside of cramming books on a deadline is that if I don't write the review of a book before book club, then I never want to write it at all, because I've already talked out all my thoughts. Thus, I have committed myself to informing Goodreads that I have read Amos Barshad's No ...
  • Zack Rearick
    Jun 28, 2019
    An exploration of some modern day Rasputins across industries -- who they are, how they wield influence, and the limits to their power. Interesting but not necessarily insightful. If you're looking to better understand behind-the-scenes machinations of power, there are better books out...
  • Tommy Cucchiara
    Apr 15, 2019
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  • James
    Jun 02, 2019
    Lots of great chapters a few snoozing chapters, some chapters with great parraells to rasputin, other ones seem really forced. This is one the books I love because it inspires me to read like 4 other books about what the chapters are based on. Overall this is a great analysis of where ...
  • Chyina Powell
    Apr 26, 2019
    I received this book as an ARC in order for an honest review. And so, I have decided to share it with you all on Goodreads! "No One Man Can Have All That Power" is a nonfiction book written by Amos Barshad after his in-depth pursuit at Rasputinism in popular culture. He first gives...
  • Jared
    May 24, 2019
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    Apr 12, 2019
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  • Brandt
    Apr 29, 2019
    Gregori Rasputin is someone I consider to be one of the most intriguing figures in history, so when I heard that Amos Barshad had written a book about "Rasputins" (the shadowy figures behind those in power) I definitely put it on my "must read" list. As someone who has been reading com...
  • Zach Dionne
    Jun 17, 2019
    Amos is a top tier writer, reporter, and interviewer, and it's magical how he pulled all these threads together and made a continuous adventurous narrative of them. Love the chapters on Scooter Braun, Kubrick, the work in Mexico and South Korea, and the batch of chapters that canvas Tr...
  • Sylwia
    Jun 04, 2019
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  • Jason Park
    Apr 06, 2019
    A worldwide exploration of puppet masters and how they operate. My full review: https://medium.com/park-recommendatio... ...
  • Akamdg
    Apr 27, 2019
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  • Andrew
    Feb 04, 2019
    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* No One Man Should Have All That Power got my attention for two main reasons. The first is that one of my favorite writers, Shea Serrano, did the blurb on the front and the ot...
  • Katie
    Mar 28, 2019
    This book is well-researched and the author talks to some of the most interesting people of power today. He writes in a very enjoyable, easy to understand way, making this book accessible for most. But please, for the love of god, get rid of the epilogue. It was just painful. A terribl...
  • Neil H
    Jun 01, 2019
    A breezy read. But I would have liked to get into the minds of those without a focus, and idealogy. Those who are manipulated by those with a stronger sense of what they want. The Rasputins are sociopaths looking to carry their dream to fruition and we have loads of examples. But what ...
  • Mike Syku
    Apr 17, 2019
    I won this from Goodreads Giveaways. Witty, fun, and interesting, this book starts by giving a loose framework for how we should think about an archetypal Rasputin. The vast majority of the book is a breezy, surface-level look at a bunch of examples throughout the world, in various ...
  • Jon Zuckerman
    Apr 29, 2019
    I love the concept and learned about some people I didn't know before (and more about some I did), but the fact that my favorite parts of the book were the casual bits where he describes the environment in which his interviews took place (and I wish he wrote more! How the interviewees ...
  • Amarelys
    May 01, 2019
    Really not the type of book I would have gone after on my own, I just found it thanks to "Books on the subway" (so now I have to release it), and figured it would give me an opportunity to get out of my comfort bubble. I did learn a bit about the real Rasputin, and a few anecdotes abo...
  • Jenn
    Mar 20, 2019
    I won a copy of this book. This was a fun read. I'll admit I didn't know much about Rasputin, but Amos Barshad changed that. And there are Rasputin types in every aspect of our world. A very timely book, with what is happening in the White House as of late. ...
  • Bobby Warshaw
    Jun 08, 2019
    Love this! I finished it in two days. It's the perfect of blend of factual reporting + quick, conversational writing. You'll definitely read it and want to tell your friends about the stories you picked up. ...
  • Justin
    May 07, 2019
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  • Sandra
    May 27, 2019
    I won this book off Goodreads. Awesome read. Highly recommend. ...
  • Lyndsey Stailey
    Apr 30, 2019
    I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway. I enjoyed the first couple of chapters, but as the book went on, they all started to sort of repeat themselves. I wasn?t overly attached to the writing style, and definitely could have don?t without the epilogue. The book...