$28.22 + FREE Delivery
Usually dispatched within 3 to 4 days.
Ships from and sold by Book Depository UK.
$28.22 + FREE Delivery
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$44.36
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: BuyGlobal
Add to Cart
$33.01
+ $14.98 delivery
Sold by: Amazon US
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

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster Hardcover – 12 Feb 2019

4.8 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$28.22
$28.22

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

Now up to 60% off select clothing, shoes and bags
Save on top brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Armani, Lacoste and more. Shop now

Product details


Product description

Review

"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

About the Author

Adam Higginbotham writes for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, GQ, and Smithsonian. The author of Midnight in Chernobyl, he lives in New York City.

From the Publisher


Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
10 customer ratings
5 star
77%
4 star
23%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

7 customer reviews

28 October 2019
Format: Audible AudiobookVerified Purchase
29 May 2019
Format: Audible AudiobookVerified Purchase
20 December 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
8 August 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
2 April 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
12 September 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
18 January 2020
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?