Sophie Lewis

Keeping it in the Family

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

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This title deserves a second chance. My first instinct was to recoil. What could be more boring or abstruse than a history of tractors in a foreign language? This is surely the stuff of the dustiest scholarship. And then an appreciation of whimsy kicks in. There must be more to it.

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