A classic and vivid history of Ukraine, fully updated to cover the Euromaidan Revolution in 2014 and ongoing crisis in the Donbass.
Anna Reid was born in 1965. She read law at Magdalen College, Oxford, and took a master's degree in Russian history and reform economics from London University's School of Slavonic and East European Studies. She lived in Ukraine from 1993 to 1995 where she was the Kiev correspondent for the ECONOMIST and the DAILY TELEGRAPH. She has also written for the FINANCIAL TIMES and SPECTATOR.
A tapestry woven of the stories of all its inhabitants, recording their triumphs and their conflicts with the fairness of a compassionate outsider - FINANCIAL TIMESBeautifully written and lovingly researched, this book brims with colourful historical personalities - DAILY TELEGRAPHA compelling and improbably enjoyable read - SCOTSMANThis book takes the reader on a fascinating and often violent odyssey, spanning more than 1,000 years of conflict and culture . . . [Reid] translates her obvious mastery of her subject into an accessible work, which should enrich the experiences of any traveller to this new country - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY