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Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster by [Leatherbarrow, Andrew]
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"Incredibly interesting and informative." ---Sandy's P.O.V.

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At 01:23:40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl’s fourth nuclear reactor. It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands and crippled the Soviet Union. The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated and inaccurate stories.

This book, the result of five years of research, presents an accessible but comprehensive account of what really happened. From the desperate fight to prevent a burning reactor core from irradiating eastern Europe, to the self-sacrifice of the heroic men who entered fields of radiation so strong that machines wouldn’t work, to the surprising truth about the legendary ‘Chernobyl divers’, all the way through to the USSR’s final show-trial. The historical narrative is interwoven with a story of the author’s own spontaneous journey to Ukraine’s still-abandoned city of Pripyat and the wider Chernobyl Zone.

Complete with over 45 pages of photographs of modern-day Pripyat and technical diagrams of the power station, Chernobyl 01:23:40 is a fascinating new account of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13018 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01E4MAIS8
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,236 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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D. E. D.
5.0 out of 5 starsSimply the Best Book About Chernobyl I've Read
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K. Robin
4.0 out of 5 starsWell researched, but could use much more editing
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Marcus E Black
1.0 out of 5 starsGamer Out of his League
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Scott
2.0 out of 5 starsa good portion of the book is the writer's personal travelogue ...
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Michael Lawson
4.0 out of 5 starsHaunting and horrific events continue to mystify and intrigue today...
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