The author provides a succinct yet formative background of the social, political, economical and ideological states in the USSR that led to this tragedy. The research and the details are impeccable. The glimpses into the lives of the people involved as well as their actions is coupled with layman explanations of nuclear power and the events that led to the explosion. Fascinating highly recommend it
Unbelievably detailed account of the biggest atomic accident in human history. The blend of a painstakingly research and first person testimonials made this book one of the best nonfiction book I have ever read.