In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine
Urgent and insightful, Tim Judah's account of the human side of the conflict in Ukraine is an evocative exploration of what the second largest country in Europe feels like in wartime.
Making his way from the Polish border in the west, through the capital city and the heart of the 2014 revolution, to the eastern frontline near the Russian border, seasoned war reporter Tim Judah brings a rare glimpse of the reality behind the headlines. Along the way he talks to the people living through the conflict - mothers, soldiers, businessmen, poets, politicians - whose memories of a contested past shape their attitudes, allegiances and hopes for the future. Together, their stories paint a vivid picture of a nation trapped between powerful forces, both political and historical.
'Visceral, gripping, heartbreaking' Simon Sebag Montefiore
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mzkat - LibraryThing
My father immigrated to America in 1921 from a land he always called Ukraine despite its history of seldom being an independent country with that name. Fiercely proud to be a Ukrainian, he always ... Read full review
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What I got most out of this as Tim Judah takes us from place to place in the Ukraine is that the country is greatly factionalized. Judah sympathies nonetheless seem to lay more with a western than a ... Read full review
List of Illustrations
Our history is different
How can this be?
End and Beginning
Lemberg to Lviv
Nikita at the Opera
The History Prison
The Shtreimel of Lviv
Tourists and the Tower of Death