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The Resource From Chernobyl with love : reporting from the ruins of the Soviet Union, Katya Cengel

From Chernobyl with love : reporting from the ruins of the Soviet Union, Katya Cengel

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From Chernobyl with love : reporting from the ruins of the Soviet Union
Title
From Chernobyl with love
Title remainder
reporting from the ruins of the Soviet Union
Statement of responsibility
Katya Cengel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the late twentieth century was a time of unprecedented hope for democracy and freedom in Eastern Europe. The collapse of the Soviet Union left in its wake a number of independent countries where the Scorpions' 1990 pop ballad "Wind of Change" became a rallying cry. Communist propaganda was finally being displaced by Western ideals of a free press.Less than two decades ago, young writers, journalists, and adventurers such as Katya Cengel flocked from the West eastward to cities like Prague and Budapest, seeking out terra nova. Despite the region's appeal, neither Kyiv in the Ukraine nor Riga in Latvia was the type of place you would expect to find a twenty-two-year-old Californian just out of college. Kyiv was too close to Moscow. Riga was too small to matter--and too cold. But Cengel ended up living and working in both. This book is her remarkable story.Cengel first took a job at the Baltic Times just seven years after Latvia regained its independence. The idea of a free press in the Eastern Bloc was still so promising that she ultimately moved to the Ukraine. From there Cengel made several trips to Chernobyl, site of the world's worst nuclear disaster. It was at Chernobyl that she met her fiancé, but as she fell in love, the Ukraine collapsed into what would become the Orange Revolution, bringing it to the brink of political disintegration and civil war. Ultimately, this fall of idealism in the East underscores Cengel's own loss of innocence. From Chernobyl with Love is an indelible portrait of this historical epoch and a memoir of the highest order.--amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cengel, Katya
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.C345
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cengel, Katya
  • Journalists
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Journalists
  • Press coverage
  • Travel
  • Russia (Federation)
  • United States
Label
From Chernobyl with love : reporting from the ruins of the Soviet Union, Katya Cengel
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Latvia -- California/England -- Ukraine -- Kentucky
Control code
1089964366
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 269 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781640122048
Lccn
2019007495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1089964366
Label
From Chernobyl with love : reporting from the ruins of the Soviet Union, Katya Cengel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Latvia -- California/England -- Ukraine -- Kentucky
Control code
1089964366
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 269 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781640122048
Lccn
2019007495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1089964366

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