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A History of Ukraine

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In 1988, the first edition of Orest Subtelny's Ukraine was published to international acclaim, as the definitive history of what was at that time a republic in the USSR. In the years since, the world has seen the dismantling of the Soviet bloc and the restoration of Ukraine's independence—an event celebrated by Ukrainians around the world but which also heralded a time of

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Paperback, 784 pages
Published December 2nd 2005 by University of Washington Press (first published 1996)
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Joe
A geographical area that has seen many very different people arrive, pass through, and stay has that many opinions as to actual fact of its origins, rightful ownership, and history. There are a few major historical perspectives on Ukraine (Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and Soviet, which is a modified version of the Russian), but Magosci does a fine job at presenting the facts as to what happened in that geographical area without holding to a particular theory, including differing perspectives so t...more
Mark
A History of Ukraine
Author: Paul Robert Magocsi
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Published In: Seattle, WA,USA
Date: 1997
Pgs: 784

REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Summary:
The state of Ukraine came into existence in the wake of the 1989 dissolution of the Soviet Union, but this wasn’t the first Ukrainian state. Little Russia, as she is sometimes known, has been in conflict, immigrational flux, and cultural evolution for many, many years. Cultures and peoples have marched across her settling and sw...more
Brandy
To be fair, I only read the last two chapters, since I really need to get this research paper going. This is a book that I fully intent to go back and read cover to cover, though. The writing of the last two chapters is brilliant and clear and I very much look forward to learning about pre-Soviet Ukraine as soon as I have a minute :)
People say my name should be Jeff
I just wish that in my post-Soviet-era education had covered even a fraction of the information in this book.
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