Journey to Chernobyl: Encounters in a Radioactive Zone

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ACADEMY CHICAGO PUB Limited, Sep 1, 2006 - History - 194 pages
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Glenn Cheney arrived in Kiev during those first days when the Soviet Union ceased to exist and Ukraine was reborn. Almost immediately he found himself talking with scientist, journalist, refugees, engineers, top-level government officials, doctors, environmentalists, parents of sick children and people living just a few kilometers from the Chernobyl complex. He heard stories about the disaster that went far beyond what had appeared in the Western press. The reports of atrocities, epidemics, tyrannyand dispair blend with a most unsual travelogue, considerable humor and KGB intrigue.

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This book is an informative look at Chernobyl and life in Russia. The author is instrumental in allowing the reader to see things through his eyes and adds a bit of humor at times to break the ... Read full review

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Set in the days immediately following the fall of the Soviet Union, this is more of a travel log than any kind of serious examination of Chernobyl. Read for a passable account of a ugly American roaming through Kiev in 1991. Read full review



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Glenn Cheney is also the author of more than fifteen works of non-fiction and fiction, including: They Never Knew: The Victims of Nuclear Testing (1996); Nuclear Proliferation: Problems and Possibilities (1998), and Journey on the Estrada Real: Encounters in the Mountains of Brazil (2003). He lives in Connecticut with his wife.

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