A New York Times bestseller, this definitive history of Ukraine is “an exemplary account of Europe’s least-known large country” (Wall Street Journal).
Situated between Central Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, Ukraine has been shaped by empires that exploited the nation as a strategic gateway between East and West—from the Romans and Ottomans to the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. In The Gates of Europe, Plokhy examines Ukraine’s search for its identity through the lives of major Ukrainian historical figures, from its heroes to its conquerors.
The 2021 revised edition includes new material that brings this definitive history up to the present. Plokhy brings its history to vivid life as he connects the nation’s past with its present and future.
This discussion will be hybrid. In-person gathering will be held at Chester County History Center. A Zoom link will be emailed to attendees ahead of the event for virtual participation. Hybrid Book Discussion is free but we appreciate donations of any size!