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    • Chernobyl

    • The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry....

    • The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 05-15-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Gates of Europe

    • A History of Ukraine
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense battle with Russia to preserve its economic and political independence. But today's conflict is only the latest in a long history of battles over Ukraine's existence as a sovereign nation. As award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues in The Gates of Europe, we must examine Ukraine's past in order to understand its fraught present and likely future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb book; poorly read

    • By Bohdan Hodiak on 01-31-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Lost Kingdom

    • The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine. While the world watched in outrage, this blatant violation of national sovereignty was only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to expand Russian boundaries and create a pan-Russian nation. In Lost Kingdom, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues that we can understand the confluence of Russian imperialism and nationalism today only by delving into the nation's history.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • More like a history of Languages spoke in Russia.

    • By kucherv on 10-24-17
    • The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 10-10-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65