Plokhii Serhii

Serhii Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and the director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University. His interests include intellectual, cultural and international history of Eastern Europe. A leading authority on the region, he has published extensively in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Books in English:

1. Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe (New York: Basic Books; London, Penguin) 400 p. Forthcoming

2. Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation. From 1470 to the Present (New York: Basic Books; London: Penguin, 2017) 402 pp.

3. The Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story (New York: Basic Books; London: Oneworld, 2016) 365 pp. (Ukrainian translation).

4. The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine (New York: Basic Books; London: Penguin, 2015; paperback 2016) 384 pp. (Turkish, Russian and Ukrainian translations).

5. The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union (New York: Basic Books; London: Oneworld, 2014; paperback 2015) 489 pp. (Chinese, Estonian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Russian translations).

6. The Cossack Myth: History and Nationhood in the Age of Empires (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012; paperback 2014) 386 pp. (Ukrainian and Russian translations).

7. Yalta: The Price of Peace (New York: Viking, 2010; Penguin Books, 2011) 448 pp

8. (Polish and Chinese (classic and simplified) translations).

9. Ukraine and Russia: Representations of the Past (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008; paperback 2014) 391 pp.

10. The Origins of the Slavic Nations: Premodern Identities in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006; paperback 2010) 379 pp. (Ukrainian and Belarusian translations).

11. Unmaking Imperial Russia: Mykhailo Hrushevsky and the Writing of Ukrainian History (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005; paperback 2014) 614 pp. (Ukrainian translation).

12. Religion and Nation in Modern Ukraine (Toronto and Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2003; 2d ed. 2009). (With Frank E. Sysyn) 210 pp.

13. Tsars and Cossacks: A Study in Iconography (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, distributed by Harvard University Press, 2002) 112 pp.

14. The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001; repr. 2004) 401 pp. (Ukrainian translation)