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I will show you how it was : the story of wartime Kyiv / Illia Ponomarenko.

Ponomarenko, Illia, (author.).


In late February 2022, a series of missiles and rocket strikes began falling upon Ukraine, as the Russian military barreled over the border and fanned out across the country. First they took Chernobyl, then Kherson, then Mariupol. Time stood still as the world waited for Ukraine to flatten underneath the boot of its neighbor. Meanwhile, on the front lines in the capital city, Kyiv Independent reporter Illia Ponomarenko was seeing a different story on unfold: after months-years-of waiting for this long-feared attack, Ukraine was fed up and ready to fight back. The Russians bogged down hard in combat east and west of Kyiv. They got exhausted. They screwed up logistics. They sustained heavy losses. Their unbelievably overconfident blitz was failing. I Will Show You How It Was is Illia Ponomarenko's heart-wrenching memoir of the war on his homeland, offering a fiery diatribe against Russian hypocrisy and a moving look at what is being lost. But it's also a story of pride and even elation as Ukrainian forces come together, find their mojo, and oust the invaders from Kyiv. The most powerful and personal chronicle of the war to date, I Will Show You How It Was is an exceptional literary achievement, chronicling a stunning feat of resistance and a courageous people set on a miraculous victory. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781639733873
  • ISBN: 1639733876
  • Physical Description: 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2024.
Subject: Ponomarenko, Illia.
Russian Invasion of Ukraine, 2022.
Russian Invasion of Ukraine, 2022 > Personal narratives.
Russo-Ukrainian War, 2014-
Journalists > Ukraine > Biography.
Kyïv (Ukraine) > History.
Genre: Personal narratives.
Informational works.
Illustrated works.

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  • 9 of 10 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 947.7086 PONOMARENKO 2024 (Text) 0001012548842 Nonfiction New Checked out 07/22/2024

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