A Ukraine Reading List

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Ukraine is on the minds of many readers right now, given current events, so we're dedicating our March List of the Month to the history of this country and its people. Please add history (nonfiction) and historical fiction titles to this list, and only downvote titles if they do not fall into this category. Unlike many of our List of the Month lists, you may add ten titles, so feel free to include those that look interesting, but which you may not yet have had the chance to read.
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SharonGoforth, kaixo, jwhenderson, charl08, VivienneR, soffitta1, hildretha, alanteder, elkiedee, noveltea, bcrowl399, arch.barc, giucav, ViktoriiaL, -pilgrim-, skid0612, JJordan3122
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skid0612: A wonderful satire set in early 1990s, right after independence. Often compared to Bulgakov, any of Kurkovs novels are worth a try
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23 ressenyes
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SharonGoforth, szarka, kaixo, davidgn, VivienneR, ezettler, WordMaven, spiphany, giucav, ShelleyAlberta, ViktoriiaL, brandonskillen, ManWithAnAgenda, CharlesTheB, skid0612, meldiva2, ,
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skid0612: Written in the early 20s by a medical doctor who was on the front lines, this is an excellent oiece of historical fiction set in 1918 Kiev/Kyiv.
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239 ressenyes
½ 3.4
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starfishian, charl08, guyalice, bearette24, norabelle414, soffitta1, alanteder, elkiedee, gypsysmom, giucav, colinindublin, KMeyreles,languagehat , ,
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elkiedee: I think it's about a Ukrainian immigrant to the UK and his family.
: Not really about the Ukraine
: Despite the title, this is more about Russian immigrants in the UK Hilarious book, though! Worth a read but not for learning about Ukraine
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312 membres
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69 ressenyes
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464 membres
15 ressenyes
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264 ressenyes
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103 membres
1 ressenya
3.8
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280 membres
11 ressenyes
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751 membres
23 ressenyes
3.8
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SharonGoforth, sthitha_pragjna, nagel175, gypsysmom, ViktoriiaL, -pilgrim-, CharlesTheB
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sthitha_pragjna: A jew's view of Cossacks and the Red Army in another tumultuous time. Hardship and violence by a great writer
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TheDivineOomba, guyalice, soffitta1, nagel175, ViktoriiaL, CharlesTheB, meldiva2
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TheDivineOomba: Bruno Schulz is from Drohobycz, Ukraine. However, when he was writing, it was a Polish City and Schulz is considered to be a Polish Author.
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1,003 membres
11 ressenyes
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51 membres
1 ressenya
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858 membres
21 ressenyes
4.2
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784 membres
20 ressenyes
½ 4.4
6 Members
charl08, bugaderes39, elkiedee, fountainoverflows, GingerCrinkle, ViktoriiaL
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elkiedee: East West Street is in the city of Lviv and now in Ukraine (I think it's been in several countries over the last century)
GingerCrinkle: How Ukraine (or more specifically two Ukrainian Jews) contributed to the origins of international law at the Nuremberg Trial.
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244 membres
3 ressenyes
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5 Members
GigiHunter, nagel175, CharlesTheB, skid0612, KWChris
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skid0612: The story of a Habsburg prince who wanted to be the king of Ukraine.
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48 membres
1 ressenya
½ 3.5
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53 membres
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15 membres
1 ressenya
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4 Members
proximity1, GigiHunter, waltzmn, ProAlbo
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waltzmn: The region that is now Ukraine was long divided between the Habsburg Empire, Poland, the Lithuanian Empire, Russia, and others. This book helps explain why.
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11 membres
1 ressenya
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153 membres
3 ressenyes
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538 membres
13 ressenyes
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23 membres
1 ressenya
4.8
3 Members
proximity1, cdwentworth, giucav
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proximity1: "Since the early 2000s Russia has consistently sought to maintain and regain influence as well as reinvigorate its efforts to expand its territory in the former Soviet Union republics." ... "This book will demonstrate that Moscow's hold on (the Russian-speaking diaspora or what it calls "Russian compatriots"--ethnic Russians and Russian speakers rresiding abroad) serves as an effect pretext for and instrument of much of Russian's expansionist foreign policy. ... the territorial implications of Moscow's policies toward its compatriots have been demonstrated in Ukraine's Crimea and eastern territories, in Georgia's South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and Moldova's Transnistria." ... "While neo-imperialism has been a prominent trend in Putin's era, it is in fact rooted in the history of the Russian Empire. There is an undeniable historical continuity between present Russian imperial projects and past projects of the Romanovss and the Soviets. The Russian Federation has in many respects followed in the footsteps of its historical predecessors and will continue to do so because of the similar ideological, cultural, security and geopolitical drivers that have been rooted in the centuries-long imperial experience of the three empires—the Russian Federation, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Empire—that have occupied the same Russian political space and territories.” … “Russia's policies toward the inhabitants of its imperial space have also been consistent for centuries.” … “Nonetheless, Russia's imperial revival appeared like a marginal idea in the broader context of Russian foreign policy for most of the 1990s and 2000s. … Some suggested that the rising nationalism and aggression was Putin's response to his weakening popularity and growing opposition at home and an attempt to rally the country behind the Russian flag. But few took the rising signs of Russia's vaulting ambitions seriously.” ... “Simply put, this book will argue that reimperialization—either by regaining lost territories or by maintaining influence and sometimes regaining it where it has been lost—is the end-goal of Moscow's policies.” -- Agnia Grigas, from Chapter 1: The Return to Empire
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99 membres
4 ressenyes
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412 membres
11 ressenyes
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2,260 membres
34 ressenyes
3.9
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17 membres
½ 3.5
2 Members
Quixada, Tinwara
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16 membres
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2 Members
kaixo, spiphany
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226 membres
1 ressenya
4.2
2 Members
languagehat, skid0612
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skid0612: An outstanding history of the region 1569-1999
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121 membres
6 ressenyes
3.8
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kaixo, Tinwara
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140 membres
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113 membres
8 ressenyes
3.8
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17 membres
2 ressenyes
3.8
2 Members
kaixo, spiphany
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117 membres
5 ressenyes
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2 Members
kaixo, Tinwara
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2 membres
1 ressenya
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204 membres
6 ressenyes
3.2
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109 membres
3 ressenyes
½ 3.5
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681 membres
15 ressenyes
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315 membres
6 ressenyes
3.8
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155 membres
48 ressenyes
½ 4.4
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Lindz2012
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118 membres
5 ressenyes
3.8
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110 membres
13 ressenyes
½ 3.5
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99 membres
1 ressenya
4.1
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languagehat
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languagehat: Not only is it comprehensive (784 pages) and well written, it has a wide scope: “While this book also traces the evolution of ethnic Ukrainians, it tries as well to give judicious treatment to the many other peoples who developed within the borders of Ukraine, including the Greeks, the Crimean Tatars, the Poles, the Russians, the Jews, the Germans, and the Romanians”.
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61 membres
½ 4.5
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44 membres
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41 membres
9 ressenyes
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32 membres
1 ressenya
½ 4.5
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aspirit
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15 membres
6 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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5 membres
½ 2.5
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Yuki-Onna
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4 membres
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lolitaguy
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johninvienna
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johninvienna: An Ukrainian artist and photographer gives a subjective history of homosexuality in his country. Many interviews and photographs.
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87 ressenyes
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elkiedee
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225 membres
4 ressenyes
3.9
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83 membres
1 ressenya
2.8
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waltzmn
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waltzmn: Western Ukraine, including what is now Lviv, was not historically in the Russian sphere; Lviv was once the Habsburg city of Lemberg. Histories of the Habsburg Empire explain how Ukraine came to be separated -- and reunited.
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6 membres
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aspirit
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395 membres
15 ressenyes
½ 4.3
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elkiedee
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elkiedee: This is a collection of the author's shorter works including short stories set in Ukraine, where the author's mother was among the many Jews killed by Nazis during WWII (see also a section of Life and Fate).
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waltzmn
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waltzmn: Western Ukraine, including what is now Lviv, was not historically in the Russian sphere; Lviv was once the Habsburg city of Lemberg. Histories of the Habsburg Empire explain how Ukraine came to be separated -- and reunited.
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32 membres
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Tinwara
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18 membres
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271 membres
86 ressenyes
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elkiedee
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spiphany
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146 membres
5 ressenyes
3.8
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131 membres
1 ressenya
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aspirit
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103 membres
1 ressenya
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skid0612
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skid0612: As far as I know the only, and certainly the most complete, history of this powerful anarchist movement that completed with both Bolsheviks and "whites" known as Makhnovshchina.
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alanteder
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johninvienna
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johninvienna: Bukovina, "the Duchy of Bukovina" belonged to Austria since 1775 and was a crown land of the Austro-Hungarian Empire from 1867 until 1918. It is located half in Ukraine and half in Romania. Since its capital was Czernowitz ( Černivci ) and this now lies in Ukraine, it is filed under Ukraine. A good deal of the book also deals with the Romanian part with the capital of Suceava.
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241 membres
4.2
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VivienneR
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229 membres
1 ressenya
3.9
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aspirit
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151 membres
5 ressenyes
½ 3.6
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charl08
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35 membres
5
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hahehei
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Tinwara
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2 membres
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204 membres
12 ressenyes
3.9
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charl08
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178 membres
6 ressenyes
3.9
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-pilgrim-
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62 membres
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aspirit
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19 membres
2 ressenyes
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hahehei
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76 membres
1 ressenya
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hahehei
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aspirit
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VivienneR
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davidgn,