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Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster

Author: Adam Higginbotham
Publisher: London : Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, 2019. ©2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Higginbotham
ISBN: 9780593076842 0593076842 9780593076835 0593076834
OCLC Number: 1086614911
Description: xx, 538 pages, 16 unnumbered page of plates : maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
Part 1: Birth of a city. The Soviet Prometheus ; Alpha, beta, gamma ; Friday, April 25, 5:00 p.m., Pripyat ; Secrets of the peaceful atom ; Friday, April 25, 11:55 p.k., Unit Control Room Number Four ; Saturday, April 26, 1:28 a.m., Paramilitary Fire Station Number Two ; Saturday, 1:30 a.m., Kiev ; Saturday, 6:15 a.m., Pripyat ; Sunday, April 27, Pripyat --
Part 2: Death of an empire. The cloud ; The China Syndrome ; The battle of Chernobyl ; Inside Hospital Number Six ; The liquidators ; The investigation ; The sarcophagus ; The forbidden zone ; The trial ; The elephant's foot ; A tomb for Valery Khodemchuk --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Adam Higginbotham.

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

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