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Chernobyl: Confessions of a Reporter Hardcover – April 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Umbrage Editions; Sixth Printing edition (April 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1884167578
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884167577
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,035,821 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Born in Moldava in 1936. Laureate of the most distinguished international prizes including five World Press Photo, a contributor to Time, Newsweek, Paris-Match, Liberation, and Stern. Kostin lives and works in Kiev, 50 kilometers from Chernobyl.

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Another one of my research, educational books.
Susan
While the pictures tell a story, it is the author's brief introductions to each chapter and photo commentary that bring the pictures to life.
DACHokie
This book tells the story of the Chernobyl disaster through the eyes of Igor Kostin and his photos.
Wolfwind

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Written by prizewinning journalist Igor Kostin, who braved severe radiation to take the only existing photograph of the Chernobyl plant on the day of its catastrophic destruction, Chernobyl: Confessions of a Reporter is a compilation of black-and-white and color photographs that Kostin continued to take for twenty years of the plant, the forbidden zone surrounding it, and the people who worked there. For the first time, Kostin presents Chernobyl's story in words as well as pictures, yet it is the photographs that utterly dominate Chernobyl: Confessions of a Reporter, captured images ranging from men transporting radioactive blocks with their naked hands to the evacuation of villages and the construction of the sacrophagus. A singularly compelling visual glimpse into the heart and aftermath of tragedy.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. Hackl on June 13, 2010
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For people who love to see great pictures about the Chernobyl tragedy this book is a blessing. Form day one Igor took pictures and continued to do so. This book will give you a view form the disaster and its impact. All condensed in one book. Not only are the pictures of great quality, but pictures are also accompanied with good comments that put the pictures in the right perspective.
Highly recommended for picture lovers and people who are interested in the Chernobyl disaster and its impact on the environment and peoples lives.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wolfwind on May 1, 2013
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I was surprised by the amount of photographs, but was definitely not disappointed. Many of these photos are iconic to the Chernobyl disaster so you may have seen them before. This book tells the story of the Chernobyl disaster through the eyes of Igor Kostin and his photos. There are a few possible typos, but overall its an excellent book and I am glad to have it in my collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diana Muñoz Monterrosas on January 16, 2013
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Quite interesting, amazing photos and impecable material.

It's a really great edition and, above all, the information it provides, makes you realize the importance of those moments of history.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey A. Hardman on December 26, 2012
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This reporter lived through the disaster and tells of it in a "No holds barred" way, fantastic reading and some great photos.....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By V. padron on November 17, 2012
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This book is good for someone who likes 50% photos and 50% texts. I really enjoyed it and got the true sense of the devastation of how Chernobyl changed everything. I've always been fascinated with Chernobyl but to have it in pictures is powerful. I soon found a BBC docu-drama similar to the story in the book. Made me interested in more specific details of this time in history.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael on December 27, 2012
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Beautiful photos and eye-witness accounts of the Chernobyl disaster. However, the book had many pages that were incorrectly cut from the printing machine with hanging chads near the bottom. Also, the quality of the translation into English was not done well enough. The content itself is great.
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