Midnight In Chernobyl : The Untold Story Of The World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Author(s): Adam Higginbotham
Journalist Adam Higginbotham's definitive account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster--and an investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters.On 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 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. The real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. Higginbotham has written a compelling narrative which brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The definitive account of an event that changed history is a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth.
Format: Book
Call Number: 363.179 Hig
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