Ablaze: The Story of Chernobyl [EPUB]

Ablaze: The Story of Chernobyl [EPUB]
Ablaze: The Story of Chernobyl by Piers Paul Read
1993 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780436409639 | 5.64MB

On 26th April 1986 the nuclear reactor at the fourth unit of the V.I. Lenin Power Station at Chernobyl exploded: many millions suffered, and continue to suffer from the consequences.

To chronicle this disaster and its aftermath, the author interviewed the engineers and operators who were conducting the fateful test on the night of 25th April; he talked to the director of the power station, serving a ten-year sentence for negligence; and he went to the hitherto top-secret institutes once run by Beria's Ministry of Medium Machine Building - the Kurchatov Institute, Moscow's Hospital No 6 and the once-closed city of Obninsk.

He has taken advantage of the declassification of nuclear information in the former Soviet Union and the loosening of tongues that followed the failure of the coup in 1991, and also gained access to the trial transcripts, the protocol of the hitherto secret Medical Commission and other confidential reports.

This Ain't No Holiday Inn: Down and Out at the Chelsea Hotel 19801995 [EPUB]

This Ain't No Holiday Inn: Down and Out at the Chelsea Hotel 19801995 [EPUB]
This Ain't No Holiday Inn: Down and Out at the Chelsea Hotel 19801995 by James Lough
2013 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781936182527 | 1.36MB

During its heyday, the Chelsea Hotel in New York City was a home and safe haven for Bohemian artists, poets, and musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gregory Corso, Alan Ginsberg, Janis Joplin, and Dee Dee Ramone.

This oral history of the famed hotel peers behind the iconic faade and delves into the mayhem, madness, and brilliance that stemmed from the hotel in the 1980s and 1990s. Providing a window into the late Bohemia of New York during that time, countless interviews and firsthand accounts adorn this social history of one of the most celebrated and culturally significant landmarks in New York City.

Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915 [EPUB]

Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915 [EPUB]
Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915 by Prit Buttar
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781472807953 | 24.69MB

While millions of men died in France and Belgium in 1915, battles equally as large and bloody were being fought on the Eastern Front, as Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary, and Tsarist Russia clashed on a scale greater than anything seen on the Western Front. These massive offensives were shocking in their scale and intensity, and hugely important. Yet they are largely ignored in the West. Now, with the work of internationally renowned Eastern Front expert Prit Buttar, this story of the unknown side of World War I is finally being told.

In Germany Ascendant, Buttar examines the critical year of 1915, when Germany launched the great Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive, lead by Field Marshal Mackensen. The move, which started as a minor German operation to relieve their Austro-Hungarian allies, ultimately resulted in the utter collapse of Russian forces from all of Poland and Gallacia, and came tantalizingly close to knocking Russia out of the war altogether. Next the Germans led the invasion of Serbia, leading Britain and France to intervene with ground troops, an operation that ultimately failed.

Yet despite this unbroken string of successes, Germany was still hamstrung by a two-front war. Her every attempt to knock Russia out of the war--military and diplomatic--has failed. The stage was then set for the next phase of the war when Russia launched its own counter-offensive that nearly brought the Central Powers to their knees.

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