Ben Mezrich

Once Upon a Time in Russia

Ben Mezrich

Talk: Once Upon a Time in Russia

Bestselling author Ben Mezrich stopped by Google's office in Cambridge, MA to discuss his book, "Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs and the Greatest Wealth in History". Ben Mezrich writes books that become part of our common conversation (partly because they’re made into highly successful movies), including The Accidental Billionaires (“The Social Network”) and Bringing Down the House (“21”). In his latest book, he delivers an epic drama of wealth, rivalry, and betrayal among mega-wealthy Russian oligarchs who took advantage of privatization to reap riches after the Soviet regime fell.

Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. He has published eighteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the Academy Award–winning film The Social Network, and Bringing Down the House, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies in twelve languages and was the basis for the hit movie 21.

Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs—A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder

The New York Times bestselling author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires tells his most incredible story yet: A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian oligarchs that Booklist called “one more example of just how talented a storyteller is.”

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