$16.50
  • Was: $18.05
  • You Save: $1.55 (9%)
& FREE Delivery on orders over $39.00 . Details
In stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon AU.
Chernobyl: History of a T... has been added to your Cart
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$18.05
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: Book Depository UK
Add to Cart
$18.81
+ $3.00 delivery
Sold by: Rarewaves UK
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy Paperback – 22 Mar 2018

5.0 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
Paperback
$16.50
$16.50

Get 90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited
with the purchase of any eligible product. Shop now
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Buy a selected textbook and get free expedited shipping. Offered by Amazon AU. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently bought together

  • Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy
  • +
  • Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
  • +
  • Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
Total Price: $75.20
Buy the selected items together

FREE expedited delivery and up to 30% off RRP on select textbooks shipped and sold by Amazon AU.
Discount applied in prices displayed. Offer ends at 11:59 PM (AEDT) on 31 March 2020 or while stocks last. Shop now

Product details


Product description

Review

An insightful and important book, that often reads like a good thriller, and that exposes the danger of mixing powerful technology with irresponsible politics (Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens)

This history reads like an academic thriller written by Malcolm Gladwell. Without losing any detail or nuance, Plokhy has a knack for making complicated things simple while still profound. As moving as it is painstakingly researched, this book is a tour de force and a cracking read (Viv Groskop Observer)

A work of deep scholarship and powerful stroytelling. Plokhy is the master of the telling detail (Victor Sebestyen Sunday Times)

A compelling history of the 1986 disaster and its aftermath. . . Plokhy's well-paced narrative plunges the reader into the sweaty, nervous tension of the Chernobyl control room (Daniel Beer Guardian)

The first comprehensive history of the Chernobyl disaster. . . here at last is the monumental history the disaster deserves (Julie McDowall The Times)

Plokhy, a Harvard professor of Ukrainian background, is ideally placed to tell the harrowing story of Chernobyl. . . he has an immense knowledge of Russian and Ukrainian history and maintains the highest standards of scholarship (Tony Barber Financial Times)

A meticulous account of the disaster - and how the Soviet authorities tried to cover it up. . . A worthy winner of this year's Baillie Gifford prize for nonfiction (Robbie Millen The Times Books of the Year)

Book Description

A dramatic, minute-by-minute account of one of the most shattering events of the Cold War, from an award-winning historian.

Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
2 customer ratings
5 star
100%
4 star 0% (0%) 0%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

2 customer reviews

8 August 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
18 June 2019
Format: Audible AudiobookVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews
Student
5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed account
19 January 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars History with personal stories
22 August 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Jack Gregorio
5.0 out of 5 stars Detail and Analysis
15 February 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
LightMaster
5.0 out of 5 stars Know what happened without the sides taken by critics, etc.
29 January 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
jgrossma
5.0 out of 5 stars Prompt and professional
9 July 2019 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase