Context to Current Events – Ukraine Edition

Scan code for the “Talking About Ukraine 2022” episode of History Teachers Talking podcast with Peter Zablocki, Local Author, V.P. of the Denville Historical Society and History Teacher!

Additional resources available through MAIN.  See the Adult Services Staff to request of the materials listed below.  Stop by and see the accompanying display.

All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin

By Michael Zygar

Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia 

By Joshua Yaffa

The Border: A Journey Around Russia 

Through North Korea, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Norway, and the Northwest Passage

By Erika Fatland

Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State 

By David Satter

The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I & Revolution 

By Dominic Lieven

From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia

By Michael McFaul

From Russia With BloodL The Kremlin’s Ruthless Assassination Program And Vladimir Putin’s Secret War on the West 

By Heidi Blake

The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine

By Serhil Plokhy

The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War

By Arkady Ostrovsky

In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine

By Tim Judah

The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin 

By Steven Lee Myers

Putin Country: A Journey Into the Real Russia

By Anne Garrels

Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?

By Karen Dowisha

The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

By Timothy Snyder

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

By Svetlana Alexievich

A Russian Diary: A Journalist’s Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death In Putin’s Russia

A Short History of Russia: How the World’s Largest Country Invented Itself from the Pagans to Putin

By Mark Galeotti

The Ukranian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution

By Marci Shore

The Ukranians: Unexpected Nation

By Andrew Wilson

Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped

By Garry Kasparov

Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot

By Masha Gessen



The Denville Library is excited to announce our newest additions to the Library’s collection, The Library of Things. The Library of Things is a non-traditional collection of items that you can try rather than buy! Some of these items are things you may only use once or they may be something that after trying you will want to purchase for yourself.  Either way the Denville Library is happy to help you along the way.  


Things are divided into four broad categories: Technology, Home, Hobbies and Games.  Examples of items that can be borrowed are: A mini projector, a stud finder, the game Exploding Kittens and a VHS to DVD convertor kit.  Items are available to check out at the Library.  Please ask at a service desk for assistance.  Additional items will be added.  If you have a suggestion of an item to be added, please let us know!


All items are available for Denville Cardholders (18+) in good standing to borrow for fourteen (14) days. Descriptions of all items can be found in the library catalog  In order to borrow an item, a Lending Agreement must be signed.  Replacement costs vary for items, please see Circulation Desk for more information.

Online Library Card Application

Need a library card to access our digital content or check out library materials? We can set you up online! Please fill out this form and we will be in touch shortly.

Click to explore Libby, which provides access to ebooks, eaudiobooks, and magazines with the use of your library card!