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Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History Of A Nuclear Disaster - Сьвятлана Алексіевіч, Keith Gessen
Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History Of A Nuclear Disaster
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ISBN: 9781439566398 (1439566399)
Publisher: Paw Prints/Baker & Taylor
Edition language: English
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Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.0 Invisible War with No Enemy
Voices from Chernobyl is a collection of first person accounts from survivors of the Chernobyl accident. The people Alexievich interviewed are not scientists or politicians, they are soldiers, farmers, and school teachers. Often the survivors describe the events around Chernobyl as being like a war,...
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4.0 Voices from Chernobyl
An excellent collection of oral histories. And an important collection of oral histories. Alexievich interviewed many people affected by Chernobyl—evacuated residents, re-settlers (largely the elderly who lived in the area their entire lives and ethnic Russians fleeing southern/eastern former USSR s...
wjmcomposer rated it
5.0 Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Honestly, I have no words, but fortunately she does. This is a must read, a statement I do not make lightly. Yes, it will depress you at times. Yes, you will weep. But to avoid is to turn yet another blind eye to not just history, but to reality, to humanity, and to forever hide oneself from the wor...
Aerin rated it
5.0 Review: Voices from Chernobyl, by Svetlana Alexievich
We don't need the destruction of entire cities to know what it's like to survive a catastrophe. Whenever we lose someone we love deeply we experience the end of the world as we know it. The central idea of the story is not merely that the apocalypse is coming, but that it's coming for you. And there...
nataliya rated it
Today, April 26th, is the 26th 27th anniversary of Chernobyl catastrophe. In case you're wondering - no, Google did NOT feature it on its home page (same as last year, sadly). But shouldn't humanity remember this disaster?****This is one of the most horrifying books I have ever read. It reads like a...
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