The Gates of Europe by Serhii Plokhy audiobook

The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine

By Serhii Plokhy
Read by Ralph Lister

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    ISBN: 9781982588427

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    ISBN: 9781982588434

Runtime: 15.34 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English



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Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense battle with Russia to preserve its economic and political independence. But today’s conflict is only the latest in a long history of battles over Ukraine’s existence as a sovereign nation.

As award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues in The Gates of Europe, we must examine Ukraine’s past in order to understand its fraught present and likely future. Situated between Europe, Russia, and the Asian East, Ukraine was shaped by the empires that have used it as a strategic gateway between East and West. From the Romans and Ottomans to the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, all have engaged in global fights for supremacy on Ukrainian soil. Each invading army left a lasting mark on the landscape and on the population, making modern Ukraine an amalgam of competing cultures.

Authoritative and vividly written, The Gates of Europe will be the definitive history of Ukraine for years to come.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“No one can understand today’s sad, tangled confrontation over Ukraine without some knowledge of the complex, crosscutting influences that have shaped eastern Europe over the millennia. For that history, readers can find no better place to turn than Plokhy.” Foreign Affairs
“A comprehensive, unbiased history.” Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)
“Plokhy’s authoritative study will be of great value to scholars, students, policy-makers, and the informed public alike in making sense of the contemporary Ukrainian imbroglio.” Norman M. Naimark, Stanford University
“Narrator Ralph Lister has an impressively large British-accented voice that leads listeners through the text with insistence.” AudioFile



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Author Bio: Serhii Plokhy

Author Bio: Serhii Plokhy

Serhii Plokhy is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and the director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Last Empire, which received the Lionel Gelber Prize for the best book on international relations, and Chernobyl, which was awarded the Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 15.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English