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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; New edition edition (12 May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813337925
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813337920
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.1 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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UKRAINA is literally translated as 'on the edge' or 'borderland', and that is exactly what it is. Read the first page
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Dec 2002
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I bought this book thinking it was a travel book, expecting to find descriptions of mountains, forests and adventures with bears and strange people. Instead it is a comprehensive history of an eastern European crossroads, an area that has been involved in very many political expansions, empires and revolutions. I'd never before seen this important chunk of history centred on this part of the world; I was amazed at how Anna Reid's very readable account made sense of many events about which I'd previously read as peripheral events.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keen Reader TOP 100 REVIEWER on 16 April 2014
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With the Ukraine featuring so prominently in the news in the last few months, I decided that I was woefully uninformed about this country and its history. It seemed to be quite difficult to find histories of the Ukraine region specifically. I suppose partly that may be because Ukraine itself has not existed as a separate entity for much of its history, and partly because not many works may be written on the region in English. Either way, I was glad to find this book, written by a journalist who was the Kiev correspondent for the Economist and the Daily Telegraph, and who lived in Kiev for three years. Published first in 1999, this does not have the most up-to-date activities in the region, but nevertheless I felt offered a very great introduction to a region which has a very complex history of many ethnicities, cultures and politics.

The book narrates the Ukraine history from its earliest known beginnings, and the advent of the Scandinavians who became the Rus, but does it through the eyes of a modern observer visiting Ukrainian cities and places, so the history is interwoven into the current way of life and the current state of Ukraine and its towns and peoples. We travel from Kiev to Kamyanets Podilsky, to Donetsk and Odessa, to Lviv, Chernivsti and so on. This gives a real immediacy to the narrative which made it eminently readable, as well as remarkably informed and interesting. The author's interactions with people in the towns is recorded, and their impressions of their own history adds to the narration of facts and people.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ukrainian from Vinnytsya on 4 May 2012
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After reading this book I felt very emotional. Most of the featured events are not news for me, I was their at the time the book was published and had good post USSR history teachers. But this book is different because it is written by someone from the outside who is able to see a bigger picture and not blinded by feelings. Everything described very truthfully - the pretty and the ugly. A lot happened in Ukraine since. The journalist Gongandze was murdered, The Orange Revolution, the dioxin poisoning of Victor Yushchenko, the election of the currant embarrassing president and Julia Timoshenko's trial. I have been living in the UK for the last 10 years and would love to read more from a writer like Anna Reid on what the hell is going on there? Where is it all going? The western press is very brief, I don't trust ukrainian publications. Anna, PLEASE WRITE MORE!
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This book is a description of Ukraine by Anna Reid when she visited the country in the winter of 1993. Anna gives a good insight into the people of Ukraine, their thoughts, ideas and the poverty they have to endure.

The content of the book is very topical at this time since there is the political problem occuring in Ukraine at this moment with no end in sight at this moment.

This is a good introduction to the history of this country, but should be read alongside other newer books.
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By Debo on 20 Jan 2014
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Very readable. Definitely an addition to the Ukrainian history collection and an easy vacation read. Can't absolutely count on it -- little errors here and there, though I can't remember which at the moment. Nothing too serious. But you'll need one of the weighty classics in addition if this is a scholarly or professional interest.
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The author traveled extensively in the Ukraine shortly after its independence from the USSR. She provides an interesting introduction to the state of the country at that time along with information and reflections on its past.
The history of the Ukraine is tangled and bloody, and she handles the subject well. As a guide to present day Ukraine it is now rather dated.
If you are going to the Ukraine or you simply want to learn about a little studied part of history this is the best book you are going to find.
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By DaveM on 5 Mar 2013
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Bought this as had seen the other good reviews on Amazon. Lived up to the expectations and reviews. Was a really good and impartial view of life in the Ukraine going through its turbulent past. Well worth a read.
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