The Price of Freedom
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For hundreds of years, immigrants have been coming to America to gain greater freedom and to realize their dreams. Author Tatiana Lysenko is one of them. In The Price of Freedom, she provides a fictionalized account of her life story, recalling her childhood and youth, her successes and failures, and the eventual asylum she gained in the United States. Through the eyes of Slava, this narrative provides a look at a woman who considers herself a true Ukrainian, but with new views on the modern world that are not understood in the post-Communist society. She is suffocating in the society where she was born and seeks to find a new home where there is no persecution, where there would be no fear for the future and no bribery or corruption—a place where people live full lives rather than merely surviving. Slava discusses the Ukrainian history, culture, and customs, while sharing how these not only shaped her life but affected her present and her future.
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Nov 11, 2014Our archives appreciates for Pani Tetyana’s donation of her book 'The Price of Freedom' as well as other books available now at the Central State Archives of Foreign Archival Ucrainica (TsDAZU) reading room. It is just what Ambassador Pyatt wrote about, expressing his hope that people would find their way to this good read. He meant Americans, of course, but Ukrainians are those who – in their turn – are also very interested in learning more about countries which became the second homeland for many Ukrainians. And this interest only increases every year. It took me a couple of day – one my weekend – to read the book. I am speechless. Those who know me will understand it is a miracle because it is almost impossible. But when the ordinarily meets talent, the first one keeps silence. So I will keep silence and intrigue – and let future readers to make their own conclusions. Any doubt, whatever the conclusions are, all of them may be refrained by a thought: ‘Ukrainians are a nation I am... More > proud to be one of’. Thank you, dear Tatyana Lysenko, for your excellent book!< Less
May 16, 2014Tatiana Lysennko,I want to personally thank you for your awe inspiring book on Ukraine’s True History, its people and their rich culture. The book transports you back to another time and is also pertinent to what is happening in Ukraine today. I have read many books in my lifetime but nothing comes close to how this book has affected me. Tatiana Lysennko is a True Patriot and it’s evident on every page. It’s a book that is incredibly hard to put down once opened. A book that will not disappoint!
May 6, 2014After reading this book I was deeply impressed by the Ukrainian-born author's love of her native country and the concern she has for the preservation of its' cultural identity. I am a first generation Lithuanian-American who has been watching what has been happening in Ukraine with much anxiety. I think those of us who were either born in Eastern Europe or are the children of those born there share the same concern. The heroine of this book, a beautiful Ukrainian language teacher and journalist by the name of Slava, leaves her native country to come to the United States where she could experience journalistic freedom perhaps for the first time in her life. She accurately and meticulously writes about life in the United States much to the chagrin of post Soviet (yet still pro Russian) propagandists now inhabiting her country. Threats are made against her and her family remaining in the Ukraine to have her stop writing. Her editor is threatened with the loss of his job should he... More > continue to have her work published. Things go from bad to worse and fear for her safety leads Slava to apply for political asylum in the United States which is later granted. Slava would be rejoined by her daughter who later came to the United States but tragically she would lose her mother in a suspicious automobile accident most likely in retribution for Slava's actions. I STRONGLY recommend this book. It is not to be missed especially in this day and age. I am privileged to have read it. I thank the author for her tremendous efforts. Her scholarship is obvious, her Ukrainian patriotism deep and her value of freedom profound. I salute you Tatiano Lysenko and wish you the very best!< Less
Mar 30, 2014I love this book. A truly sumptuous, clearly written... I recommend to anyone who wants to know more about Ukraine and its people. This book is relevant today because it pertains to the events that the whole world is now watching. It pertains to the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine. This book should be read by the whole world! "We are all Ukrainians" said Senator John McCain in an interview with TIME... Glory to Ukraine!
Mar 29, 2014An excellent book about Ukraine and its people, their origin and true history. This book is unique. There are no books like it. Thank you, Tatiana for writing such an inspiring book!
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- Tetyana Lysenko (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- Lulu Publishing
- January 24, 2014
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.84 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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