Books by Serhii Plokhy

CHERNOBYL by Serhii Plokhy
Released: May 15, 2018

"A thoughtful study of catastrophe, unintended consequences, and, likely, nuclear calamities to come."
A history of the nuclear disaster that set precedents—and standards—for future mishaps of the kind. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A dense history that may lose readers not versed in Russian history, but for students and scholars, Plokhy continues to show that he is the master of this terrain."
A timely work of impeccable research that elucidates the Russian impulse toward regaining lost lands under a powerful myth of origins. Read full book review >
THE MAN WITH THE POISON GUN by Serhii Plokhy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A thrilling, well-researched tale of espionage that has all the spycraft hallmarks of a blockbuster movie."
The story of Ukrainian Bogdan Stashinsky's rise from an agricultural student to a KGB assassin who defected to the West in 1961. Read full book review >
THE GATES OF EUROPE by Serhii Plokhy
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A straightforward, useful work that looks frankly at Ukraine's ongoing 'price of freedom' against the rapacious, destabilizing force of Russia."
A sympathetic survey of the history of Ukraine along the East-West divide, from ancient divisions to present turmoil. Read full book review >
THE LAST EMPIRE by Serhii Plokhy
NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2014

"The author provides fascinating details (especially concerning Ukraine) about this fraught, historic time."
A dour, authoritative look at the last bitter months of 1991 leading up to the Soviet Union's collapse. Read full book review >