Midnight in Chernobyl

A New York Times Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling ...

Midnight in Chernobyl

Midnight in Chernobyl

A New York Times Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling “account that reads almost like the script for a movie” (The Wall Street Journal)—a powerful investigation into Chernobyl and how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the history’s worst nuclear disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a “riveting, deeply reported reconstruction” (Los Angeles Times) and a definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. “The most complete and compelling history yet” (The Christian Science Monitor), Higginbotham’s “superb, enthralling, and necessarily terrifying...extraordinary” (The New York Times) book is an indelible portrait of the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will—lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats, remain not just vital but necessary.

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Midnight in Chernobyl
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Adam Higginbotham
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-04 - Publisher: Simon & Schuster

A New York Times Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling “account that reads almost like the script for a
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Type: BOOK - Published: 101-01-01 - Publisher: ZIP Reads

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2DScZyr Striking and poignant, this searing exposé unravels the untold stories behind the Soviet nuclear disaster of 1986. Midnight
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Chernobyl--the Real Story
Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: Richard Francis Mould
Categories: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher: Pergamon

A pictorial account with adequate text. Marred by the abundance of TASS photos--these not withstanding, the book is not a propaganda piece. For popular and scholarly collections. Cloth $45. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
The Legacy of Chernobyl
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Zhores Medvedev
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992-02-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Argues that the Chernobyl power plant was unsafe and ill-managed, discusses the cause of the accident, and assesses its impact on the environment

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