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Aberfan: Government and Disasters Paperback – 10 Jan 2000

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Product details

  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Welsh Academic Press; 1st Edition edition (10 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 186057033X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860570339
  • Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 13.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 402,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Excellent...thorough and sympathetic...well worth the money spent on it -- Headway 2000 (Aberfan's Community Newspaper)

Intelligent and moving -- Planet

The full truth about Aberfan -- The Guardian

The research is outstanding...the investigation is substantial, balanced
and authoritative...this is certainly the definitive book on the subject...
Meticulous -- John R. Davis, Kingston University . 'Contemporary British History' 2002

What is most interesting about this book is that it is written from the
point of view of survivors -- Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Blackwell Publishers

About the Author

Iain McLean and Martin Johnes


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I thought this book was sort of telling the story...it does but not like I expected. though it was a terrible disaster it was more of snippets of the people & children who were there...it was good but just not wrote like I expected
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coming from a background of miners in the 1840`s - and also living v close to Pretoria pit ( 1910 ) what resenance the bleak story little children and others - when will we ever learn -
a classic book
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Read the first two chapters of this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Aberfan-Government-Disasters-Ian-McLean/dp/186057033X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347567977&sr=1-1
And avoid crying if you have children. Read the whole book and wonder where we are really going in Britain.
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Excellent explanation how such major disasters occur - not just thourgh one thing only !

It's a pitty the book now seems to be out of print - secondhand copies now only being available.
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An excellent and often moving account of a disaster the lessons of which are still relevant today.
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