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Midnight in Chernobyl The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster [ Kindle ePUB Ebook ] ↠ Adam Higginbotham

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Adiation as an invisible killerChernobyl 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 euivalent 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 No4 of the VI Lenin Nuclear Power Plant has never been told until now Through two de. Had you asked me a week ago what I know about Chernobyl I d have been able to muster only one short phrase A nuclear accident in the former Soviet Union I couldn t have told you anything than that When my friend Beata reviewed this book I realised how ignorant I was on this topic The review was enticing and I decided to read this book How happy I am that I did Shout out to Beata Midnight in Chernobyl reads like an apocalyptic thriller I did not want to put this book down Wow Author Adam Higginbotham certainly did his homework This book is full of so much information about this the worst nuclear accident in world history He tells of how the USSR cut corners during construction of their nuclear power plants in order to save money How the operators were ignorant of the risks and not properly trained How during a rundown experiment of one of the reactors at Chernobyl there was an explosion How the men at the plant bravely risked their lives to put out the ensuing fire several losing their lives and many others becoming gravely ill and suffering severe radiation burns Mr Higginbotham takes us on a nail biting hair raising ride detailing the fight to contain the fire and how many of those in charge were in denial of the severity of the accident It was anxiety inducing to read how they delayed evacuation of the citizens of nearby Pripyet because they didn t want word of the catastrophe to get out to the wider world It is absolutely horrifying how they allowed so many people to be exposed to dangerous levels of radiation and I just kept wanting to race back through time and warn those poor peopleThe book goes on to tell of the clean up and investigation of the accident and of the later repercussions to both humans and animals a total of 20000 domestic and agricultural animals were killed by huntsmen due to their radiation levels The cleanup was vast exposing even people to the radioactive material However only ten suare kilometers of the zone would ever be truly decontaminated A total cleanup would have reuired nearly six hundred million tonnes of topsoil to have been removed and buried as nuclear wasteI learned so much from this book and found it absolutely riveting I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to learn about this incredible tragedy

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

Cades 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 enem. The Chernobyl disaster is an event that has fascinated me over the past couple of decades I was in my early teens when it actually happened and although I remember seeing the news stories about the disaster on TV being an adolescent at the time with an adolescent s priorities it didn t really register with me As I ve gotten older I have become interested in reading about historical events that took place either before I was born or when I was too young to fully appreciate the significance of them I ve read a couple of books about Chernobyl in the past but neither really answered the uestions that I had fully They scratched the surface but never dug into the nuts and bolts of the chain of occurances that caused the worst nuclear disaster in the history of the world When I saw this title on Netgalley I thought maybe this will be the one I was approved for a free review copy a few weeks ago and have been obsessed with this book ever since having just finished it late last night Here s what my conclusion is with regard to Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham If you read only one book about the disaster of Chernobyl this is the only one that you should read To say that it is comprehensive is a profound understatement The book begins in the late 1960 s covering the USSR s budding nuclear program We learn how the idea of Chernobyl was born and we are taken through the very beginnings of the construction of both the reactors and the town in Pripyat that would house the tens of thousands of workers and their families Higginbotham then gradually breaks down the entire eveningmorning leading up to the catastrophic meltdown This is where I was absolutely flabbergasted as numerous warning flags were raised and either ignored or taken as not so serious If even one of these warning flags were caught or taken seriously this catastrophe might have been averted The book then describes the eventual evacuation of the town surrounding the power plant and also the attempted coverups by the government to minimize the seriousness of what occured Midnight in Chernobyl was one of the best non fiction reads I have had in uite some time Even though the subject matter is at times very difficult to get through the book is impeccably researched and just so well written that you can t stop reading This book won t be released until February of 2019 but I highly recommend pre ordering it on You will be both informed and amazed at the history of this horrible accident

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The definitive dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster based on original reporting and new archival researchApril 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 r. Having read several books on this catastrophe I was tempted yet again to learn about the disaster which affected directly among others my country to a still unknown degree The Midnight in Chernobyl is one of the best non fiction that you can read in order to obtain the most insightful and detailed account into the reasons behind the explosion but it offers The Author tells the story of the nuclear ambitions during the communist era in the USSR describes the building process of both the reactors and the dream like city for the employees and their families gives thorough minute after minute chronicle of the fateful night of April 25 1986 and reports on the cleaning up process I was as always shaken by the way the disaster impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of ordinary people both civilians and those who were liuidators If you know little about what happened in Chernobyl on that night I recommend this title


10 thoughts on “Midnight in Chernobyl The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

  1. says:

    Having read several books on this catastrophe I was tempted yet again to learn about the disaster which affecte

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    Surreal and demoralizing Midnight in Chernobyl tells the true story of the worst nuclear accident in the history of the world This statement by one of the officers from the Department of Internal Affairs of the former USSR sums it up He wrote in the official log on that horrible morning about six hours after the explosion at 707 am that The situation is normal The radiation level is rising These two opposing st

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    I’ve been deeply fascinated with Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Explosion ever since I read Svetlana Alexievich’s brilliant and deeply soul crushing Voices from Chernobyl The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

  4. says:

    Had you asked me a week ago what I know about Chernobyl I'd have been able to muster only one short phrase A nuclear accident in the former Soviet Union I couldn't have told you anything than that When my friend Beata reviewed this book I real

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    Evgeny Velikhov asked Deputy Minister Silayev to call Gorbachev with a message Tell him that our outhouse is overflowing and they'll have to climb a mountain of shit Midnight in Chernobyl is a comprehensive account of the events lea

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    Growing up during the 80s and the final stages of the cold war I remember many big defining stories in the 80s and early 90s Reagan vs Gorbachev The arms race The fall of the Berlin Wall But probably the biggest event with the longest lasting impact is the Chernobyl disasterWhile the Berlin Wall falling was a big deal and has had a lasting impact on the political climate in Europe there are very few remainin

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    Chernobyl The thriller like account of the disaster and it‘s aftermath On 25 April 1986 the technicians prepared to do a routine maintenance test at Chernobyl’s reactor No 4 designed to showcase the Soviet Union’s scientific prowess The purpose of the test was to simulate what would happen during an electrical bla

  8. says:

    The Chernobyl disaster is an event that has fascinated me over the past couple of decades I was in my early teens

  9. says:

    Riveting horrifying absolutely STELLAR reporting I have always been fascinated in horror at the Chernobyl disaster and this book was JUST what I needed to wrap my mind around it The only criticism I can possibly think of is that I would have loved even MORE pictures but I was able to find tons on The Atlantic and Nat Geo a

  10. says:

    The worst nuclear disaster in history occurred April 26th 1986 in northern Ukraine Chernobyl's deputy chief engin

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