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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by [Higginbotham, Adam]
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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster Kindle Edition

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"A masterpiece of reporting and storytelling that puts us on the ground for one of the most important events of the twentieth century. Adam Higginbotham opens a world nearly impossible to penetrate, then finds truths inside we weren't supposed to discover. As readers, we could not hope for a more thrilling and visceral adventure. As citizens of the world, we ignore Midnight in Chernobyl at our peril."--Robert Kurson, New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers and Rocket Men

"A definitive book. Adam Higginbotham has written a wonderful and chilling account of how the Chernobyl disaster happened, featuring protagonists and victims, party bosses and hapless engineers, confusion and cover up. The story of how the reactor exploded and its grisly aftermath are told with thriller-like flair. Higginbotham captures the scientific and the human, in a tale of hubris and doomed ambition."--Luke Harding, New York Times bestselling author of Collusion and The Snowden Files

"Midnight in Chernobyl is the most thorough and scrupulously reported book to appear on the greatest nuclear disaster of the 20th century. Attentive and humane, it is also a gripping read on the tragic intersection of nuclear and Soviet power."--Keith Gessen, author of A Terrible Country and translator of Voices from Chernobyl

"Adam Higginbotham's Midnight at Chernobyl is a superb account of the catastrophic accident that occurred in the No 4 reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power station in 1986. Higginbotham's research is thorough and enlightening; much has emerged about what really happened following the fall of the Soviet Union. An experienced journalist, he makes the complex historical, political, technical, and human aspects of this dramatic story intelligible. His book is a pleasure to read."--Piers Paul Read, award-winning author of Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

"Here is a triumph of investigative reportage, exquisite science writing, and heart-pounding storytelling. With Midnight in Chernobyl, Adam Higginbotham gives us a glimpse of Armageddon, but carries it off with such narrative verve that he somehow makes it entertaining. One thing is assured: After reading this astonishing, terrifying book, you will never think of nuclear power in quite the same way again." --Hampton Sides, author of In the Kingdom of Ice and On Desperate Ground

"Adam Higginbotham's brilliantly well-written Midnight In Chernobyl draws on new sources and original research to illuminate the true story of one of history's greatest technological failures--and, along with it, the bewildering reality of everyday life during the final years of the Soviet Union."-- Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag: A History and Red Famine: Stalin's War On Ukraine

"A compelling, panoramic account."--The Christian Science Monitor

"An account that reads almost like the script for a movie . . . Mr. Higginbotham has captured the terrible drama." --The Wall Street Journal

"Midnight in Chernobyl is top-notch historical narrative: a tense, fast-paced, engrossing, and revelatory product of more than a decade of research. . . . A stunningly detailed account . . . For all its wealth of information, the work never becomes overwhelming or difficult to follow. Higginbotham humanizes the tale, maintaining a focus on the people involved and the choices, both heroic and not, they made in unimaginable circumstances. This is an essential human tale with global consequences."--Booklist, Starred Review

"Spellbinding... profound... an enthralling account of the disaster and its fallout."--Bookpage

"The book reads like an adventure novel, but it's a richly researched non-fiction work by a brilliant storyteller. . . . Get and read this gripping account to understand why people are still so afraid of nuclear power." --Skeptic Magazine's Science Salon

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The definitive, dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 16635 KB
  • Print Length: 546 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital (14 February 2019)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0741QVVPJ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,697 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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