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  • Published: 29 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141981086
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

In Wartime

Stories From Ukraine




Making his way from the Polish border in the west, through the capital city and the heart of the 2014 revolution, to the eastern frontline near the Russian border, seasoned war reporter Tim Judah brings a rare glimpse of the reality behind the headlines.

An urgent, insightful account of the human side of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine by seasoned war reporter Tim Judah
Making his way from the Polish border in the west, through the capital city and the heart of the 2014 revolution, to the eastern frontline near the Russian border, Tim Judah brings a rare glimpse of the reality behind the headlines. Along the way he talks to the people living through the conflict - mothers, soldiers, businessmen, poets, politicians - whose memories of a contested past shape their attitudes, allegiances and hopes for the future. Together, their stories paint a vivid picture of what the second largest country in Europe feels like in wartime: a nation trapped between powerful forces, both political and historical.
'Visceral, gripping, heartbreaking' Simon Sebag Montefiore
'Haunting . . . timely . . . Interviewing a wide range of people who have been caught up in the recent conflict, Judah concentrates skilfully and affectingly on the human cost' Alexander Larman, Observer
'Comes close to the master, Ryszard Kapuscinski' Roger Boyes, The Times
'A kaleidoscopic portrait . . . Judah looks at the present - what Ukraine looks and feels like now' Marcus Tanner, Independent

  • Published: 29 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141981086
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

Praise for In Wartime

Tim Judah has got a lot closer to the war in eastern Ukraine than most western reporters - close enough to be able to convey vividly to readers the smells and sounds . . . he excels at letting the Ukrainians themselves do the talking

Niall Ferguson

Haunting . . . timely . . . Interviewing a wide range of people who have been caught up in the recent conflict, Judah concentrates skilfully and affectingly on the human cost

Alexander Larman, Observer

Comes close to the master, Ryszard Kapuscinski

Roger Boyes, The Times

A kaleidoscopic portrait . . . Judah looks at the present - what Ukraine looks and feels like now

Marcus Tanner, Independent

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