1. Auflage August 2023
224 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
Preis: 15,90 €
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Three years after the political novice Volodymyr Zelensky was elected to Ukraine's highest office, he found himself catapulted into the role of war-time leader. The former comedian has become the public face of his country's courageous and bloody struggle against a brutal invasion. Zelensky's extraordinary leadership in the face of Russia's aggression is an inspiration to everyone who stands opposed to the appalling violence unleashed on Ukraine.
This book - the first biography of Zelensky published in English - tells his astonishing story. It has been revised and updated for this new paperback edition.
Preface: Zelensky's Political Oscar
1 Ten Assassination Attempts on President Zelensky
2 The Campaign for President
3 "Let It Be the Stadium Then!"
4 Zelensky and Forty-two Million Presidents
5 Devirtualization of Servant of the People
6 A Mad Printer for the President
7 Trump's Impeachment
8 Vice-President Bohdan
9 The Cosmic Year of 1978
10 The Irreplaceable Yuliya Mendel
11 Look into the Eyes of Putin and ...
12 The Amateur on an Electric Scooter
13 A Little Bell for Maslyakov
14 Godfather Rodnyansky
15 A Scandal in Jurmala
16 The Family of Kvartal 95
17 The Kadyrov Ordeal
18 Ebony Rods
19 Zelensky's Double
20 Zelensky's Ceremonial General
21 Zelensky's Shefir Brothers
22 Kolomoisky's Knife
23 Poroshenko on His Knees
24 The Zelensky Collective
25 Zelensky's Idol Syvokho
26 The Polygraph for "Servants of the People"
27 Who Turned Zelensky into an Addict?
28 Zelensky under Yermak
29 Zelensky's Dream Team
30 Zelensky's Architect
31 The Magic Number 95
32 He Who Burdened Zelensky with the Presidency
33 A Gagarin for Zelensky
34 A Black Mirror for a Hero
35 Zvirobiy, Fedyna, and a Victim
36 Wagnergate: A Story with Many Unknowns
37 How the Oligarch Akhmetov Prepared a Coup for Zelensky
38 The Bucha Massacre
Epilogue: The President of War
"From voice of Paddington to global giant... the man behind the wartime façade"
"The first English-language biography of Zelensky reveals what Ukrainians really think of him"
"Serhii Rudenko's biography is a portrait of a wartime hero whose troubled past may return to haunt him... [It is] an extraordinary life story, which is still being written. Reading this biography now, in the wake of a war that upended our understanding of both Zelensky and Ukraine, presents his personal history in a new light."
Lyse Doucet, The New Statesman
"A fast-paced biography of an unexpected world leader... the author capably shows how Zelensky has displayed an astonishing transformation in the face of continued Russian aggression."
"Rudenko has written a succinct political biography that plunges readers right into the middle of the Ukrainian political scene"
"... important and detailed...: Zelensky is easily the equal of the most impressive wartime leaders the West has ever had."
Owen Matthews, The Spectator