ABLAZE: The Story of Chernobyl

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A dispassionate yet mesmerizing survey of atomic-electric power in the Soviet Union, whose centerpiece is the 1986 explosion at Chernobyl. While Read (On the Third Day, 1991, etc.) never says as much, his detailed, human-scale account could serve as an allegory for the concurrent chain reaction that resulted in the USSR's meltdown. Drawing on previously classified data and on testimony from ... Read full review

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Review: Ablaze: The Story of the Heroes and Victims of Chernobyl

User Review  - Dave Mccormick - Goodreads

A pretty thorough account of the Chernobyl disaster and it's direct impact in causing the breakup of the Soviet Union. The first half of the book, which covers the history of nuclear power in the ... Read full review

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