Journey to Chernobyl: Encounters in a Radioactive Zone

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Chicago Review Press, Incorporated, 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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User Review  - myssi311 -

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 overwhelming feeling of the loss of hope that some of his subjects portray. Couldnt put it down! Read full review

JOURNEY TO CHERNOBYL: Encounters in a Radioactive Zone

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

While the nominal focus here is on the aftereffects of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the author's visit to Ukraine and meetings with its people are of equal importance. Cheney's (Writing/Connecticut ... 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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