Zelensky: The Unlikely Ukrainian Hero Who Defied Putin and United the World

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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.

Foreword by Rebekah Koffler, US intelligence expert & author

  • Genre Current Affairs
  • Language English
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 192 pages
  • Release Date 20-Jul-2023
  • ISBN 13 978-81-19153-01-5

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About the Authors

Andrew L. Urban

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

CHRIS McLEOD is an Australian author, editor, and journalist who has family in Ukraine.