Alex Dalenberg, Staff Recommendations Editor: “It’s hard to believe that Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine happened only this year, because, in so many ways, it feels like we’re now living in a different century. The war has shattered longstanding assumptions about the stability of the global order, upended supply chains worldwide, and left tens of thousands of Ukrainian civilians dead, and millions more homeless. During the first few incomprehensible weeks of fighting, Pocket readers turned to this indispensable guide from Russian-born American novelist Keith Gessen to make sense of the largest European conflict since World War II.”
Further Reading: Ukraine’s Past and Present Intertwine as a War Historian Seeks Refuge by Mari Saito for Reuters. Inside Zelensky’s World by Simon Shuster for Time.