Unfortunately the author did not get the basic premise correct.
With all the political issues ongoing right now with the fate of the Ukraine, this book is a treasure of understanding the borderlands and the people of the area.
Nevertheless, this is an excellent book that concisely and entertainingly provides a good introduction to the history of Ukraine, which is sorely needed.
Written in the late 1990s this book is a bit dated. However, it is this very fact that makes the end of the book so fascinating. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arthur Amchan
I have been following events in troubled Ukraine with a great deal of interest and concern. So I was pleased to come across a copy of Anna Reid's short but highly informative book... Read morePublished 3 months ago by keetmom
If you wish to read about the sad and tragic story of the Ukrainian people, this is
the book for you.
An informative, interesting and erudite read.
Anna Reid's book about the history of Ukraine is very readable. She describes how Ukraine has been controlled by the Vikings, Poles, Mongols, Germans, and Russians. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard H. Elfers
It is a simple book concerned with history of moden Ukraine more than with Kievan Rusj. The country with today's borders is still the largest country in Europe outside Russia... Read morePublished 5 months ago by archintoanzil
Anna Reid has done the impossible. She has written a highly readable and interesting book on an incredibly complex topic, Her book offers an excellent starting point on the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by BWL
With all the political issues ongoing right now with the fate of the Ukraine, this book is a treasure of understanding the borderlands and the people of the area.Published 6 months ago by D. Jansen
The entire thing's false right from the get-go. HOMELAND not BORDERLAND. The word Ukraine doesn't mean "borderland". Read morePublished 6 months ago by Porper
The book deals well with the complexity of Ukrainian history. Ukraine is complex because is has been conquered and partitioned many times.Published 7 months ago by Larry Dittmer