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History Book Club - "The Gates of Europe" by Serhii Plokhy at Bar Louie


History Book Club - "The Gates of Europe" by Serhii Plokhy at Bar Louie

Ukraine has been in the news for several years now as it resists encroachment and outright invasion by Russia. But this is not the first time that this land has been fought for. To understand the present issues, it will be helpful to understand the past. So take some time to read this book and let's talk it over.


Award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy presents the authoritative history of Ukraine and its people from the time of Herodotus to the present crisis with Russia. As Ukraine once again finds itself at the center of global attention, The Gates of Europe provides unique insight into the origins of the most dangerous international crisis since the end of the Cold War.

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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.Situated between Europe, Russia, and the Asian East, Ukraine was shaped by the empires that have used it as a strategic gateway between East and West—from the Romans and Ottomans to the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, all have engaged in global fights for supremacy on Ukrainian soil. Each invading army left a lasting mark on the landscape and on the population, making modern Ukraine an amalgam of competing cultures.

Haven't read (or finished reading) the book?  No worries - come join us anyway to participate in a lively discussion with friendly and interesting people.


This program is sponsored by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture:“bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”For more fun and educational programs visit us at: look forward to seeing you - thanks!Robert S2VsbGVtYW5ya2VsbGVtYW4gfCB5YWhvbyAhIGNvbQ==202-821-6325 (text only)

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