Título: Journey to Chernobyl: Encounters in a ...
Editorial: Academy Chicago Publisher, Chicago
Año de publicación: 1995
Encuadernación: Hardback. Printed pages: 191
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author
Edición: 1st Edition.
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.Book Description:
Paperback edition with a new introduction by the author.
The name Chernobyl is now etched forever into human history. It was the scene of a man-made disaster, the full implications of which are still not known. Exactly what happened on April 26, 1986, remains a mystery. But when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the people of Ukraine were free at last to talk about what they knew. Glenn Cheney‹who has traveled widely‹spent more than six weeks in the Chernobyl area, arriving in Kiev during those first days when Ukraine became independent. From almost his very first day, he talked with scientists, journalists, 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 was reported in the Western press: the terrifying evacuation of Pripyat, a nearby city; bureaucratic bungling, falsification and destruction of data; the dangers of ³Chernobyl AIDS² that may be indirectly killing thousands of people; and the inevitability of future accidents. This is a look at Chernobyl from a unique perspective: reports of atrocities, epidemics, tyranny and despair blend with a most unusual travelogue, including close relationships and even KGB intrigue.
Cheney¹s very simple, very human voice alternately exudes humor and horror. The total effect is of an unpretentious person peering into an abyss of death and corruption.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción de la librería
We are happy to offer a full refund if you are not completely satisfied with your
purchase (please return the item in original condition within 30 days of receipt).
As well as payment through AbeBooks, we also accept Paypal, personal cheque (drawn
on a £ sterling bank account), postal order (in £ sterling) and direct bank
transfer. Company Name: Tarrington Books. Vat Reg No: 167 4473 81. Manager: Shane
Taylor. Company Address: Shire Cottage, Tarrington, Herefordshire, HR1 4EU, United
Orders are dispatched within 2 working days (we always send an email to confirm dispatch.) International shipping costs are based on books weighing up to 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. Lighter and heavier books have the actual postage cost displayed in the listing, for these items an adjustment will made after the order has been placed. All items are packed with great care to ensure they arrive safely.
Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería
Cheque Giro Postal PayPal Letra de Cambio Transferencia Bancaria