In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine (Paperback)
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In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 07/07/2016
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The veteran war reporter brings his unparalleled insight and penetrating argument to a fascinating portrait of twenty-first century Ukraine after the 2014 revolution, featuring interviews with a diverse range of the country's citizens.

An urgent, insightful account of the human side of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine by seasoned war reporter Tim Judah.

Making his way from the Polish border in the west, through the capital city and the heart of the 2014 revolution, to the eastern frontline near the Russian border, Tim Judah brings a rare glimpse of the reality behind the headlines. Along the way he talks to the people living through the conflict - mothers, soldiers, businessmen, poets, politicians - whose memories of a contested past shape their attitudes, allegiances and hopes for the future. Together, their stories paint a vivid picture of what the second largest country in Europe feels like in wartime: a nation trapped between powerful forces, both political and historical.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141981086
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Haunting . . . timely . . . Judah concentrates skilfully and affectingly on the human cost of manoeuvres in Ukraine. He seldom makes his own thoughts and opinions seem intrusive, instead letting his eloquent and compassionate subjects give a far greater insight into the horror and privations' - Alexander Larman, Observer

'Tim Judah has got a lot closer to the war in eastern Ukraine than most western reporters - close enough to be able to convey vividly to readers the smells and sounds . . . His experience of the Balkan Wars of the 1990s helped Judah spot this war as it mutated from malignant propaganda into blood-spattered reality. As a reporter, he excels at letting the Ukrainians themselves do the talking' - Niall Ferguson

'The strength of Judah's In Wartime lies in the depth, range and balance of his reportage and his eye for telling details' - Tony Barber, Financial Times

'Visceral, gripping, heart-breaking and often shocking, based on interviews with witnesses and victims on the ground, In Wartime is both astute political analysis and vivid war reportage of what's really happening in the dirty war in Ukraine by a veteran observer of the Balkan wars who truly understands the complexities and nuances' - Simon Sebag Montefiore

'Judah has carved out a reputation as one of Europe's best writers on the Balkans. His job description should be something like History Wars Correspondent . . . comes close to the master, Ryszard Kapuscinski' - Roger Boyes, Times

'A kaleidoscopic portrait . . . Judah Looks at the present - what Ukraine looks and feels like now. He criss-crosses the country from the Russian-speaking east to the Ukrainian-speaking west' - Marcus Tanner, Independent

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