By Michelle Eickmeyer
A look at a current news item through the lens of different titles available on GVRL.
March 7, 2014 – The Ukraine
For several weeks, the Ukraine and the Crimean region have been in the news. What started as a celebration of the region with the Winter Olympics has become a near hourly reporting of increased tensions, dividing lines and fear on all sides of the conversation.
Here are five titles which look at the Ukraine from different perspectives:
The Encyclopedia of War, 1st Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
As the saying goes, those that forget the past are doomed to repeat it. The Encyclopedia of War provides a detailed and extensive look at the often bloody history of the world, allowing a view into those directly and indirectly affected over hundreds of years.What have current Crimean residents learned from past battles, including those of Soviet Military Commander, Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov?
Military Might and Global Intervention, 1st Edition. Marshall Cavendish, 2012.
When is not fighting the right answer? When is moving from sanctions to force the right answer? Military Might and Global Intervention explores the history of armed and non-military interventions around the world.
Holidays of the World Cookbook for Students, 1st Edition. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2012.
Interested in celebrating the upcoming Easter holiday with some traditional pysanky? These gorgeous, hand-painted eggshells are so celebrated in the region they are often passed down as heirlooms. Why not expand your palette with some local dishes!
History of the Ukraine, 1st Edition. Greenwood Publishing, 2008
A look at the battle-filled history of this nation who reached independence from the then USSR in 1991. Covering Ukraine’s history from the Kievan Rus’s Golden Age, how this society began to crumble after decades of Mongol invasions, Polish-Lithuanian occupation and Russian empirical ruling.
Biographical Dictionary of Central & Eastern Europe in the 20th Century, 1st Edition. M.E. Sharpe, 2007
A look at some two thousand notable figures in the 20th century in Central and Eastern Europe, this biographical dictionary provides concise profiles of the region’s most important historical and cultural figures,
Michelle is an “anytime!” traveler and language enthusiast. She has degrees in talking from Central Michigan and Michigan State University. She is currently becoming a runner and used to play golf in high school.