Zelensky: The Unlikely Ukrainian Hero Who Defied Putin and United the World (Paperback)
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The first major profile of Ukraine's courageous President Volodymyr Zelensky!
Ukraine's most popular comedic actor was an unlikely president of his country. And now, even more improbably, Volodymyr Zelensky has become the world's most celebrated statesman. Who is he? How did he become the international hero of our time?
Zelensky: The Unlikely Ukrainian Hero Who Defied Putin and United the World is a compelling account of this fascinating, enigmatic leader. Covering Zelensky's childhood, family history, and astonishing transformation from TV celebrity to first Jewish president of Ukraine, this book tells you what you need to know about the newest star of the world stage.
No one has been more surprised by Zelensky's power to inspire and mobilize his countrymen and the world than Vladimir Putin, who expected Russia's conquest of its beleaguered neighbor to be the work of an afternoon. Outfoxed and isolated, Putin is not the first person to have underestimated the former comedian with a spine of steel.
About the Author
ANDREW L. URBAN, an award-winning author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker, fled Hungary as a child during the 1956 revolution, eventually settling in Australia. He has written and edited for the national daily newspaper The Australian and has authored investigative books on victims of crime.
CHRIS MCLEOD is an author, editor, and journalist who has written and edited books and bookazines on Great Trains of the World, Great Golf Course of the World, and Unsolved Murder Mysteries sold in more than 50 countries. He recently coauthored Barty, the biography of the #1 ranked world women's tennis star Ash Barty. Chris has family in Ukraine.
REBEKAH KOFFLER is a Russian-born U.S. intelligence expert. Working with the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency's National Clandestine Service, she has led "red" teams during wargames and briefed the Pentagon, the White House, and NATO on Russian affairs. U.S. military commanders have called her a "national asset," and she received the National Intelligence Professional Award. Now an independent consultant, she lives near Washington, D.C., with her husband, the journalist Keith Koffler, and their children.