What readers have said about the book

  • I agree with your other readers who described your book as an exciting history cultural thriller. I enjoyed your book immensely and will be recommending this as a must read.
  • I’m finding the book absolutely fascinating, and your writing is excellent.
  • This is a remarkably reader-friendly volume of information that, undoubtedly, will be referenced/referred to time and again by those in quest of impartial information and riveting reading.
  • I think you have written a MAGNIFICENT—and surely the DEFINITIVE—work on this topic.
  • I can’t imagine that you will receive anything but rave reviews on publication.
  • I can’t begin to tell you how very much I’ve enjoyed perusing your book–your writing style is enthralling, engrossing, and enjoyable; the content of your book is indispensable, essential, and long-awaited/anticipated, not to mention that it’s a reference source sure to be referred to often. My sincere thanks/moyi shchyri podiaky for your truly educational, exceptional book!
  • Your blurb doesn’t convey the excitement of the book.
  • Your research is meticulous, your dialogue is very interesting, your statistics impressive, and you’ve covered so many topics of interest, from bread to sex to bathhouses.
  • Exciting, like a good thriller.
  • I was expecting a travel book but this is much better.
  • It is a must read for every expat in this country…clear, concise, and an eye opener….Just Amazing !!
  • Your anecdotes are always interesting and often amusing.
  • I was astonished by the history I thought I knew, but didn’t.
  • The extent of research that you have done into the history is astounding, this must have taken you years, the content is a clever mix of travelling and the historic aspects. Congratulations!
  • As an Englishman living and working in Ukraine and married to a Ukrainian, I found this book to be a mine of fascinating information.
  • If Peter Shirt were a university professor, his classes would be standing room only–and, the wait-list to attend them would probably extend beyond most students’ graduation dates. Information about the Ukrainian people and their contributions to world history, that has been little known, or neglected, or deliberately suppressed, is presented by him in an engrossing/engaging/conversational writing style which is sumptuous with imagery, alliteration, and comparisons spiced throughout with interesting, apropos anecdotes and quotes that will continuously keep your interest piqued.
  • I’ve just “Liked” you book on Facebook ;-)