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              Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

              Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (Paperback)

              By Higginbotham, Adam

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

              ISBN 9780552172899
              Released AU 19 Nov 2019
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
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              Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
               

              Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Higginbotham, Adam

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              From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling account that reads almost like the script for a movie (The Wall Street Journal)--a powerful investigation into Chernobyl and how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the history's wo...rst nuclear disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a riveting, deeply reported reconstruction (Los Angeles Times) and a definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. The most complete and compelling history yet (The Christian Science Monitor), Higginbotham's superb, enthralling, and necessarily terrifying...extraordinary (The New York Times) book is an indelible portrait of the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will--lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats, remain not just vital but necessary.
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              ISBN 9781501134630
              Released AU 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
               

              Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (Hardback)

              By Higginbotham, Adam

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              Draws on twenty years of research, recently declassified files, and interviews with survivors in an account of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster that also reveals how propaganda and secrets have created additional dangers.

              ISBN 9781501134616
              Released AU 12 Feb 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (EPUB ebook)

              By Higginbotham, Adam

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

              ISBN 9781473540828
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              Released AU 14 Feb 2019
              Publisher Transworld
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              Midnight in Chernobyl: The Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
                

              Midnight in Chernobyl: The Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Higginbotham, Adam; Read by Roy, Jacques

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              The definitive, dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research. April 25, 1986 in Chernobyl was a turning point in world history. The disaster not only changed the world's perception of nuclear power and ...the science that spawned it, but also our understanding of the planet's delicate ecology. With the images of the abandoned homes and playgrounds beyond the barbed wire of the 30-kilometer Exclusion Zone, the rusting graveyards of contaminated trucks and helicopters, the farmland lashed with black rain, the event fixed for all time the notion of radiation as an invisible killer. Chernobyl was also a key event in the destruction of the Soviet Union, and, with it, the United States' victory in the Cold War. For Moscow it was a political and financial catastrophe as much as an environmental and scientific one. With a total cost of 18 billion rubles-at the time equivalent to $18 billion-Chernobyl bankrupted an already teetering economy and revealed to its population a state built upon a pillar of lies. The full story of the events that started that night in the control room of Reactor No.4 of the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Plant has never been told-until now. Through two decades of reporting, new archival information, and firsthand interviews with witnesses, journalist Adam Higginbotham tells the full dramatic story, including Alexander Akimov and Anatoli Dyatlov, who represented the best and worst of Soviet life; denizens of a vanished world of secret policemen, internal passports, food lines, and heroic self-sacrifice for the Motherland. Midnight in Chernobyl, award-worthy nonfiction that reads like sci-fi, shows not only the final epic struggle of a dying empire, but also the story of individual heroism and desperate, ingenious technical improvisation joining forces against a new kind of enemy.
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              ISBN 9781508278535
              Released AU 12 Feb 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
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