A Ukraine Reading List

List of the Month
Março 2022 (see all)
Descrição
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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81 críticas
½ 3.7
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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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22 críticas
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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 críticas
½ 3.4
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starfishian, charl08, acenturyofsleep, 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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338 membros
20 críticas
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67 críticas
½ 4.3
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268 críticas
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11 críticas
4.1
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23 críticas
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, acenturyofsleep, 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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11 críticas
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1 crítica
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21 críticas
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21 críticas
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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3 críticas
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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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1 crítica
½ 3.5
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54 membros
1 crítica
½ 3.5
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1 crítica
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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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1 crítica
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3 críticas
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13 críticas
4.2
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24 membros
1 crítica
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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4 críticas
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442 membros
11 críticas
½ 4.5
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34 críticas
3.9
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16 membros
½ 3.5
2 Members
Quixada, Tinwara
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17 membros
4
2 Members
kaixo, spiphany
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232 membros
1 crítica
4.2
2 Members
languagehat, skid0612
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skid0612: An outstanding history of the region 1569-1999
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127 membros
6 críticas
3.8
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kaixo, Tinwara
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148 membros
½ 4.7
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127 membros
9 críticas
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3 críticas
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kaixo, spiphany
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133 membros
6 críticas
½ 4.4
2 Members
kaixo, Tinwara
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1 crítica
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208 membros
6 críticas
3.2
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3 críticas
½ 3.4
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6 críticas
3.8
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48 críticas
½ 4.4
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Lindz2012
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5 críticas
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110 membros
14 críticas
½ 3.5
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102 membros
1 crítica
4.1
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languagehat
Explicações
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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66 membros
½ 4.5
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42 membros
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1 crítica
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aspirit
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15 membros
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Yuki-Onna
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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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89 críticas
½ 4.4
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elkiedee
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235 membros
4 críticas
3.9
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1 crítica
2.8
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waltzmn
Explicações
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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aspirit
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408 membros
15 críticas
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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5 críticas
½ 3.4
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waltzmn
Explicações
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 membros
1 crítica
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Tinwara
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273 membros
86 críticas
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elkiedee
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spiphany
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147 membros
5 críticas
3.8
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133 membros
1 crítica
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aspirit
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108 membros
1 crítica
½ 4.6
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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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253 membros
4.2
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VivienneR
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232 membros
1 crítica
3.9
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aspirit
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162 membros
6 críticas
½ 3.6
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charl08
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36 membros
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hahehei
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Tinwara
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12 críticas
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charl08
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183 membros
6 críticas
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-pilgrim-
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67 membros
½ 4.3
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aspirit
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hahehei
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hahehei
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aspirit
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VivienneR
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davidgn,