Journal of Ukrainian Studies

"The strength of Marples's book lies in its ability to survey a range of discourses that clash and intelock at various points. He establishes the ambivalent attitude in the contemporary discourse to these crucial historical events and shows how the debate has evolved. With the opening of archives in Ukraine to researchers and a greater familiarity with Western and 'diaspora' interpretations, Soviet mythology has been gradually jettisoned, but a competing orthodoxy has not been established. Marples's book provides a service to the scholarly community by summarizing key texts and arguments and by providing as balanced and dispassionate an exposition of the topic as one is likely to find."
Reviewed book: 
Author: 
David R. Marples
ISBN: 
978-963-7326-98-1
cloth
$95.00 / €85.00 / £75.00
ISBN: 
978-963-9776-29-6
paperback
$32.00 / €26.00 / £23.50