The human side of the conflict in Ukraine. An evocative exploration of what the second largest country in Europe feels like in wartime. Making his way from the Polish border in the west, through the capital city and the heart of the 2014 revolution, to the eastern frontline near the Russian border, war reporter Tim Judah brings a rare glimpse of the reality behind the headlines. He talks to the people living through the conflict - mothers, soldiers, businessmen, poets, politicians - whose memories of a contested past shape their attitudes, allegiances and hopes for the future. Their stories paint a vivid picture of a nation trapped between powerful forces, both political and historical. Tim Judah has reported on the war in Ukraine for the New York Review of Books and for the Economist.