• [Praise for The Gates of Europe]: Clear and elegant. . . an indispensable guide to the tragic history of a great European nation

    David Blair, Sunday Telegraph
  • [Praise for The Gates of Europe] Compelling and outstanding. . . The Gates of Europe combines scholarly authority with narrative flair

    Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • [Praise for The Last Empire]: Incisive. . . Plokhy's vibrant, fast-paced narrative style captures the story superbly

    Sunday Times
  • A meticulous account of the disaster - and how the Soviet authorities tried to cover it up. . . A worthy winner of this year's Baillie Gifford prize for nonfiction

    Robbie Millen, The Times Books of the Year

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