My Chernobyl Liquidator Interview Has Been Published in a New Book

I am excited to announce that my interview with former Chernobyl liquidator Sergei B. has been published by Greenhaven Press in David Nelson's new book, Perspectives on Modern World History: Chernobyl.

The Perspectives on Modern World History series provides basic historical information on significant events in modern world history. Each book presents controversies surrounding a specific event along with first-hand narratives.

Currently available from, Perspectives on Modern World History: Chernobyl is a compilation of essays and narratives/interviews about the Chernobyl disaster, the subsequent clean up efforts and aftermath of the world's worst nuclear accident.

In addition to my interview, the book contains contributions from the International Atomic Energy Agency, a number of familiar Chernobyl book authors and people connected with Chernobyl charities, including:

  • Svetlana Alexeivich - author of Voices from Chernobyl
  • Glenn Alan Cheney - author of Journey to Chernobyl and Chernobyl: The Ongoing Story of the World's Deadliest Nuclear Disaster
  • David R. Marples - author of The Social Impact of the Chernobyl Disaster
  • Grigori Medvedev - author of The Truth About Chernobyl
  • Mary Mycio - author of Wormwood Forest
  • Adi Roche - founder of Chernobyl Children's Project International
  • Lyubov Sirota - my dear friend, poet and former Pripyat resident
The book's content includes:

  • Annotated table of contents
  • Introduction to the topic
  • A world map
  • Three chapters containing essays focusing on general background information, multinational perspectives and first-person narratives
  • Full-color photographs, charts, maps and other illustrations
  • Sidebars highlighting related topics
  • Glossary of key terms, as appropriate
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography of books, periodicals and Web sites
  • Index
I'm still waiting to get my contributor's complementary copy, but have seen the complete table of contents and it appears to be a very interesting book. I'll post a review after I get the chance to read it.

ISBN 13: 9780737745559
ISBN 10: 073774555X


This is the first I've heard about my contribution to this book. I wonder how much I contributed. I wonder if either of two publishers knows. I wonder if I get a complementary copy. Or do I get a complimentary copy? Hello?

Glenn Alan Cheney

Congrats, Mark!