For months, the omens had pointed in one scarcely believable direction: Russia was about to invade Ukraine. And yet, the world was stunned by the epochal scale of the assault that began in February 2022. It was an attempt by one nation to devour another. The Kremlin wanted nothing less than a new world order.
Invasion is Luke Harding's gripping chronicle of the war that changed everything. Reporting on the ground through the initial months of shock and heartbreak, Harding shares unheard human stories behind the headlines, while also excavating the compelling narrative of two very different leaders. As Ukraine's actor-turned-president Volodymyr Zelenskiy rallied support on a global stage, Vladimir Putin appeared to dwell in a strange and unreachable realm. Harding delves into the ideological, religious and personal reasons really driving Putin's strategy for war, and confronts a crucial question: what will be the end game of this unprecedented invasion? [Taken from book blurb, Guardian Faber Books]
Comments from BDS Reviewers
"As the front cover say, 'Outstanding war reportage'."
"Harding is sensitive to the suffering of Ukrainians and makes clear his admiration for their courage."
"The book covers many aspects of the war, and his investigations are wide-ranging."
"Harding's exposé of the warped thinking in the Kremlin is fascinating, the lies, contradictions, propaganda, etc."
"So up-to-date, that this book is history in the making."
"The author moves back and forth bringing threads of insight and an explanation of the unfolding conflict."
"Very clear and concise descriptions make this relatively easy to read, despite the unsettling nature of the topic."