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  - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing

A short,very readable travelogue. Readable, because well, there's no substance, no content. Our smug reporter takes a trip to the areas around the reactor, years after the incident (when surely there must be tons of data and research material by then, no?), and has so very little to say about it. Read full review

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

I'm usually not harsh when reviewing a book. Realizing that reviews are subjective, I'll state upfront that I have an aversion to selfishness and arrogance. It wasn't until 3/4 of the book when facts ... 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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