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The Biblio File: Library News

The Biblio File
March 28, 2022

Happy Spring Break!  If you are away, we hope you didn’t forget to pack your books!  If you are staying home and need something to read, we can help!

The Grade 9 ELA students at PSS have just finished off the term with a Poetry Café, where they recite their favorite poems and share some of their own creations.  Please drop in to the library and check out our display of some of their powerful words.

Andrew Wilson is a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, and a Reader in Ukrainian Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London.  He is also the godson of Pinawas’ own Dorothy Walker.

He has written many other books but Ukraine Crisis: What it Means for the West, written in 2014, may well be an appropriate and timely read for the present day.

“The aftereffects of the February 2014 Uprising in Ukraine are still reverberating around the world. The consequences of the popular rebellion and Russian President Putin’s attempt to strangle it remain uncertain. In this book, Andrew Wilson combines a spellbinding, on-the-scene account of the Kiev Uprising with a deeply informed analysis of what precipitated the events, what has developed in subsequent months, and why the story is far from over.

Wilson situates Ukraine’s February insurgence within Russia’s expansionist ambitions throughout the previous decade. He reveals how President Putin’s extravagant spending to develop soft power in all parts of Europe was aided by wishful thinking in the EU and American diplomatic inattention, and how Putin’s agenda continues to be widely misunderstood in the West. The author then examines events in the wake of the Uprising—the military coup in Crimea, the election of President Petro Poroshenko, the Malaysia Airlines tragedy, rising tensions among all of Russia’s neighbors, both friend and foe, and more. Ukraine Crisis provides an important, accurate record of events that unfolded in Ukraine in 2014. It also rings a clear warning that the unresolved problems of the region have implications well beyond Ukrainian borders.”