(NEW) [Ablaze The Story of the Heroes and Victims of Chernobyl] Author Piers Paul Read
Till happened under the Soviet Union I wonder how much of the damage of the town and the sickness of the
people could have been prevented or at least lessened had the government not been in could have been prevented or at least lessened had the government not been in way I also thought it was interesting how the author lined up how the aftermath was carried out in alignment with glasnost Gorbachev s political push for openess in the government something that definitely hadn t happened under the Soviets before It was definitely an interesting book A fascinating read Covers the history of the Soviet nuclear programme the accident itself and the aftermath The Soviet government is shown at its shoddy corrupt worst while Western journalists were little better using the accident as a cold war stick and causing panic What is most shocking is the treatment of the ordinary people They had little informat I had finished reading Alive by this author and felt that he did an amazing job capturing the details and telling the story With that I decided to read Ablaze to learn about the Chernobyl accident Ablaze was a far tougher read The author did an xcellent job providing the reader with a basic understanding of nuclear reactors and radiation This knowledge allows the reader to grasp the ffects of the contaminationThe story told is fascinating frightening and concerning Yet it shows how in the midst of a crisis several parties stepped up to try and help It was interesting to see how there were so many concerned with their own self preservation in the party that no one wanted to take action when it was needed #The author goes into great detail about the recovery fforts by all parties involved the suffering and tragic loss of #author goes into great detail about the recovery fforts by all parties involved the suffering and tragic loss of involved There is so much going
"on in this book that it is difficult to capture in a review Overall it "in this book that it is difficult to capture in a review Overall it an xcellent read If you have not read up or know about this disaster I highly recommend reading this book You will learn about the nuclear race in the Soviet Union I did feel that the last part of the book was difficult to read That may have just been my own perception due to the author speaking about all the parties involved and having difficulty keeping track of all the Russian and Ukrainian name. Ion secrecy lies and coverups Read spent many months in Russia interviewing hundreds of survivors and xperts Photographs 3 maps. .
Piers Paul Read í 6 review.
This book is split into three parts The first looking at how the Russians began trying to keep up with the US by building a nuclear bomb and then using that technology for peaceful purposes by splitting the atom mass it could be converted to nergy and the heat generated could be converted into French Daguerreotypes electrical power The second part looks at the construction of Chernobyl itself and giving an overview of the leading figures that worked there thexplosion of the reactor the vacuation and then how the wind circulated that radioactivity to other countries Also looks at the trial which is held in a typically Russian way The third part is looking at how #That Radioactivity Effected Land People #radioactivity ffected land people animalsI was a little concerned a first that I would not be able to follow due to the nature of the subject and all the different players involved but that was not the case at all The author states that he has written this with no agenda attached I am not sure you can ver do that but still the facts are laid out for all to see and it is up to you to draw the conclusions on the world s nuclear program It does not matter if you are pro anti or just do not know this book will make
you think Does this show that nuclear is just too dangerous or that in the casethink Does this show that nuclear is just too dangerous or that in the case Chernobyl that the Soviets were just not competent in the design and operation of a nuclear facility According to Soviet authorities the Chernobyl accident claimed only 31 lives Piers Paul Read cites a projection that Chernobyl will ultimately claim victims than did World War II Twenty million
"Soviets were killed during World War II After reading this detailed "were killed during World War II After reading this detailed about nuclear radiation and Soviet truth dodging I m thinking the projection may be closer to the truthAnother interesting comparative statistic from the book Three Mile Island released 15 curies of radioactive Iodine 131 into the atmosphere Chernobyl released 50000000 curies according to the Soviet Union According to the US National Argonne Laboratory Chernobyl released 3000000000 curies According to the Union of Concerned Scientists it was approximately 9000000000 curies I wanted to know about both the technical aspects of the Chernobyl disast. The bestselling author of Blaze presents a heart pounding account of the world's greatest nuclear disaster based on sources not. Er and the human aspects in terms of how the meltdown occurred and how it was dealt with in the or less immediate aftermath The title #OF THIS BOOK CERTAINLY SUGGESTED THAT #this book certainly suggested that would fit the bill but while parts of it were interesting I was disappointed overall I read this book in 1994 or 1995 It was very useful for a school project in the spring
of 1995 i1995 I in Finland when the Chernobyl accident happened in the mid 80 s It was frightening and the news speculative because the Soviets would not admit anything at first In comparison this book is very sober lucid and informative Recommended I finally gave this back to the library cause it was overdue not that the TCL is very stringent with their fines I m a big supporter It s a fairly good book and I d have been interested to see what Read had to say about the ffect of Chernobyl on the future of the nuclear power industry In fact I m still interested nough to maybe check the book out again I got a little bogged down in the middle where he was talking about the legal aftermath in the USSR and the health and agriculture conseuencesThe best parts of the book are the actual narratives throughout Of course Read offers many stories of operators and firemen trying to find out what had gone wrong in the reactor and trying to put out the fire and of doctors trying to save the dying He also tells about the serious problems in the building of the power plant and offers some newsmagazine articles written shortly before the accident My favorite sto A good book about the Chernobyl nuclear accident however because it is dated and not current the story was a slow go Filled with interesting tidbits it was worth the readBut as one who has read a lot about this tragedy this book cannot compare highly to the others view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler This book was definitely interesting I didn t know much about the Chernobyl accident One of my friends who is getting ready to go into the Peace Corps in Ukraine recommended the book to me What was most interesting to me is that so much of the aftermath of the accident was totally mishandled because of the government that was in place at the time Remember this Available before the fall of the Soviet Union Read's nthralling account is filled with acts of courage and also bumbling confus. ,