11 books to help you understand the war in Ukraine

Here are 11 books to gain a deeper understanding of Ukraine. Image: UNSPLASH/Max Kukurudziak

Victoria Masterson

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Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum Image: Penguin Random House
The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution by Marci Shore Image: Yale University Press
The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine by Serhii Plokhy Image: Penguin
From ‘The Ukraine’ to Ukraine: A Contemporary History (1991-2021) edited by Georgiy Kasianov, Mykhailo Minakov, Matthew Rojansky Image: Columbia University Press
Ukraine's Maidan, Russia's War: A Chronicle and Analysis of the Revolution of Dignity by Mychailo Wynnyckyj Image: Columbia University Press
Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine by Anna Reid Image: Weidenfeld and Nicolson
Ukrainer: Ukrainian Insider by Bogdan Logvynenko Image: Ukrainer
UKRAINE: Food and History by the The Ukrainian Institute in cooperation with the Їzhakultura Project Image: Ukrainian Institute
One Hundred Years in Galicia: Events That Shaped Ukraine and Eastern Europe by Dennis Ougrin, Anastasia Ougrin Image: Cambridge Scholars
The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation by Andrew Wilson Image: Yale Books
Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning by Timothy Snyder Image: Timothy Snyder

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