Reviews and Blog Posts: Soviet Union

Voices from Chernobyl

by Svetlana. 1948- Aleksievich

This year's Nobel Laureate in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich composed Voices from Chernobyl. I read the first edition in Russian many years ago and remained permanently impressed because the text greatly diverges from the literature I previously read about the Chernobyl disaster.

Bomb : the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon

by Steve Sheinkin

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One fascinating story after another with great photographs of the people involved in the development of the bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of WWII. Sheinkin is adapt at sharing the telling details that bring the characters to life. Oppenheimer’s dates for example are far...

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