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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 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great information on Chernobyl and the USSR

    • By APUser on 06-22-18
    • 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 36 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 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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 13 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Man with the Poison Gun

    • A Cold War Spy Story
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In the fall of 1961, KGB assassin Bogdan Stashinsky defected to West Germany. After spilling his secrets to the CIA, Stashinsky was put on trial in what would be the most publicized assassination case of the entire Cold War. The publicity stirred up by the Stashinsky case forced the KGB to change its modus operandi abroad and helped end the career of Aleksandr Shelepin, one of the most ambitious and dangerous Soviet leaders.

    Regular price: $27.99