HURI is pleased to announce the release of its latest publication, The Frontline: Essay's on Ukraine's Past and Present by HURI Director Serhii Plokhii (Plokhy).
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The Frontline presents a selection of essays drawn together for the first time to form a companion volume to Plokhy’s The Gates of Europe and Chernobyl. Here he expands upon his analysis in earlier works of key events in Ukrainian history, including Ukraine’s complex relations with Russia and the West, the burden of tragedies such as the Holodomor and World War II, the impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and Ukraine’s contribution to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Juxtaposing Ukraine’s history to the contemporary politics of memory, this volume provides a multidimensional image of a country that continues to make headlines around the world. Eloquent in style and comprehensive in approach, the essays collected here reveal the roots of the ongoing political, cultural, and military conflict in Ukraine, the largest country in Europe.
5 color photographs, 9 color maps
About the Author
Serhii Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and the director of the Ukrainian Research Institute. His interests include intellectual, cultural and international history of Eastern Europe, with emphases on Ukraine. He is the author of numerous titles, including The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine (2015), Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: American Airmen behind the Soviet Lines and the Collapse of the Grand Alliance (2019), Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis (2020), and, most recently, The Frontline: Essays on Ukraine's Past and Present (2021). His books won numerous awards, including the Ballie Gifford Prize and the Shevchenko National Prize (2018).
Publication of this book was made possible by the generous support of publications in Ukrainian studies at Harvard University by the following benefactors:
- Vladimir Jurkowsky
- Ilarion and Donna Kalynewych
- Myroslav and Irene Koltunik
- Peter and Emily Kulyk
- Dr. Evhen Omelsky
- Paul Sawka