Midnight in Chernobyl

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

First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition

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Synopsis

"Journalist Adam Higginbotham's definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster--and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history's worst nuclear disaster. 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 conduc

Book information

ISBN: 9781501134630
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
Pub date:
Edition: First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition
DEWEY: 363.1799094777
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xx, 538
Weight: 472g
Height: 142mm
Width: 211mm
Spine width: 40mm