The Road to An American TragedyeBook - 2015
"The American Dream, two young immigrant men, and the nightmare that resulted. On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 264 others. In the ensuing manhunt, Tamerlan Tsarnaev died, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, was captured and ultimately charged on thirty federal counts. How did such a nightmare come to pass? Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen attempts to tell the full story. In the breakup of the former Soviet Union the history of the Tsarnaev brothers truly begins, as descendants of Chechens deported to Central Asia in the Stalin era. The family made futile attempts to make a life for themselves in one war-torn locale after another and then, as new émigrés, in the Cambridge, Massachusetts. The author reconstructs the struggle between assimilation and alienation that ensued for each of the young brothers, and the metamorphosis into a new breed of homegrown terrorist, with feet on American soil but a sense of belonging elsewhere"-- Provided by publisher.
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