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Midnight in Chernobyl
Midnight in Chernobyl
by Adam Higginbotham

Draws on twenty years of research, recently declassified files, and interviews with survivors in an account of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster that also reveals how propaganda and secrets have created additional dangers.

Lucky Breaks
Lucky Breaks
by Yevgenia Belorusets

Powerful, off-beat stories about women living in the shadow of the now-frozen, now-thawing war in Ukraine.

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I Will Die in a Foreign Land
I Will Die in a Foreign Land
by Kalani Pickhart

Follows four individuals over the course of a Ukrainian winter, as their lives become intertwined and are changed by the Euromaidan protests triggered by President Yanukovych’s choosing to align with Russia instead of the European Union.

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Ukraine and Russia: From  Civilized Divorce to Uncivil War
Ukraine and Russia: From Civilized Divorce to Uncivil War
by Paul D’Anieri

Explores how Ukraine’s separation from Russia in 1991 progressed to the 2014 war, arguing that the conflict worsened because of “the security dilemma,” the impact of democratization on geopolitics, and the incompatible goals of a post–Cold War Europe.

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Putin's World
Putin's World
by Angela Stent

Analyzes Russia's key relationships with its neighbors and major world powers, revealing how Putin-era Russians perceive their global role.

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Ukraine: An Illustrated History
Ukraine: An Illustrated History
by Paul R Magocsi

A readable historical survey of the country with historical maps, photographs and more. He emphasizes the multicultural nature of Ukraine, representing Russians, Poles, Jews, Crimean Tatars, Germans (including Mennonites), Greeks, and ethnic Ukranians.

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The Gates of Europe
The Gates of Europe
by Serhii.Plokhy

Explains the long history of turmoil over Ukraine’s sovereignty, from the Romans and Ottomans to the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, considering Ukraine through the lens of major historical figures.

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Words for War
Words for War
by ed. by Oksana Maksymchuk & Max Rosochinsky

These poems by authors from all over Ukraine take on themes of alienation, loss, dislocation, disability, justice, heroism, courage, resilience, generosity, and forgiveness.

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Red Famine
Red Famine
by Anne Applebaum

In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization. The result was famine, killing at least five million people. Applebaum argues that the death of more than three million Ukrainians in the Holodomor was not accidental but intentional.

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Good Drinks
Good Drinks
by Julia Bainbridge

Verjus Spritz, Chicha Morada Agua Fresca, Salted Rosemary Paloma, and Tarragon Cider—Good Drinks shows that decadent brunch cocktails, afternoon refreshers, and evening digestifs can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone.

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