This spring we've made it our mission (even more than usual) to celebrate new releases in the wake of cancelled launch parties, book festivals, and reading series. With 49th Shelf Launchpad, we're holding virtual launch parties here on our platform complete with witty banter and great insight to give you a taste of the books on offer. You can request these books from your local library, get them as e-books or audio books, order them from your local indie bookseller if they're delivering, buy them direct from the publisher or from online retailers.
Today we're launching Makhno and Memory: Anarchist and Mennonite Narratives of Ukraine's Civil War, 1917–1921, by Sean Patterson, the story of "the Ukrainian Robin Hood."
The Elevator Pitch. Tell us about your book in a sentence.
Makhno and Memory examines the conflict between the insurgent peasant-anarchist forces of Nestor Makhno and the Mennonite communities of southern Ukraine during the Russian Civil War period (1918-1921).
Describe your ideal reader.
My book was written with a wide range of re …