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Five past midnight in Bhopal

Author: Dominique Lapierre; Javier Moro
Publisher: New York, NY : Warner Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recreates the events of December 3, 1984, in the ancient city of Bhopal, India, when a cloud of toxic gas escaped from an American pesticide plant, killing and injuring thousands of people.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dominique Lapierre; Javier Moro
ISBN: 0446530883 9780446530880
OCLC Number: 49799465
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xviii, 403 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Firecrackers that kill, cows that die, insects that murder --
The planetary holocaust wrought by armies of ravaging insects --
A neighborhood called Orya Bustee --
A visionary billionaire to the rescue of humanity's food --
Three zealots on the banks of the Hudson --
The daily heroism of the people of the Bustees --
An American valley that ruled the world --
A little mouse under the seats of Bhopal's trains --
A poison that smelled like boiled cabbage --
They deserved the mercy of God --
"A hand for the future" --
A promised land on the ruins of a legendary kingdom --
A continent of three hundred million peasants and six hundred languages --
Some very peculiar pimps --
A plant as "inoffensive a chocolate factory" --
A new star in the Indian sky --
"They'll never dare send in their bulldozers" --
Wages of fear on the roads of Maharashtra --
The lazy poets' circle --
"Carbide has poisoned our water!" --
The first deadly drops from the "beautiful plant" --
Three tanks dressed up for a carnival --
"Half a million hours of work and not a day lost" --
Everlasting roots in the black earth of the Kali Grounds --
A gas that makes you laugh before it kills you --
"You will be reduced to dust" --
Ali Baba's treasure for the heroes of the Kali grounds --
The sudden arrival of a cost-cutting gentleman --
"My beautiful plant was losing its soul" --
The fiancés of the Orya Bustee --
The end of a young Indian's dream --
The vengeance of the people of the Kali Grounds --
Festivities that set hearts ablaze --
A Sunday unlike any other --
A night blessed by the stars --
Three sarcophagi under the moon --
"What if the stars were to go on strike?" --
Geysers of death --
Lungs bursting in the heart of the night --
"Something beyond all comprehension" --
"All hell has broken loose here!" --
A half-naked holy man in the heart of a deadly cloud --
The dancing girl was not dead --
"Death to the killer Anderson!" --
"Carbide has made us the center of the world."
Other Titles: Il était minuit cinq à Bhopal.
Responsibility: Dominique Lapierre, Javier Moro ; translated from the French by Kathryn Spink.
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Recreates the events of December 3, 1984, in the ancient city of Bhopal, India, when a cloud of toxic gas escaped from an American pesticide plant, killing and injuring thousands of people.

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