Midnight In Chernobyl

Midnight In Chernobyl

Midnight In Chernobyl

A New York Times Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling “account that reads almost like the script for a movie” (The Wall Street Journal)—a powerful investigation into Chernobyl and how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the history’s worst nuclear disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters. 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 Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a “riveting, deeply reported reconstruction” (Los Angeles Times) and a definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. “The most complete and compelling history yet” (The Christian Science Monitor), Higginbotham’s “superb, enthralling, and necessarily terrifying...extraordinary” (The New York Times) book is an indelible portrait of the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will—lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats, remain not just vital but necessary.

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Genre : History
Author : Adam Higginbotham
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2020-02-04
Total Pages : 560 Pages
ISBN : 9781501134630


Manual For Survival A Chernobyl Guide To The Future

Manual For Survival A Chernobyl Guide To The Future

A chilling exposé of the international effort to minimize the health and environmental consequences of nuclear radiation in the wake of Chernobyl. Dear Comrades! Since the accident at the Chernobyl power plant, there has been a detailed analysis of the radioactivity of the food and territory of your population point. The results show that living and working in your village will cause no harm to adults or children. So began a pamphlet issued by the Ukrainian Ministry of Health—which, despite its optimistic beginnings, went on to warn its readers against consuming local milk, berries, or mushrooms, or going into the surrounding forest. This was only one of many misleading bureaucratic manuals that, with apparent good intentions, seriously underestimated the far-reaching consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe. After 1991, international organizations from the Red Cross to Greenpeace sought to help the victims, yet found themselves stymied by post-Soviet political circumstances they did not understand. International diplomats and scientists allied to the nuclear industry evaded or denied the fact of a wide-scale public health disaster caused by radiation exposure. Efforts to spin the story about Chernobyl were largely successful; the official death toll ranges between thirty-one and fifty-four people. In reality, radiation exposure from the disaster caused between 35,000 and 150,000 deaths in Ukraine alone. No major international study tallied the damage, leaving Japanese leaders to repeat many of the same mistakes after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Drawing on a decade of archival research and on-the-ground interviews in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, Kate Brown unveils the full breadth of the devastation and the whitewash that followed. Her findings make clear the irreversible impact of man-made radioactivity on every living thing; and hauntingly, they force us to confront the untold legacy of decades of weapons-testing and other nuclear incidents, and the fact that we are emerging into a future for which the survival manual has yet to be written.

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Genre : History
Author : Kate Brown
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2019-03-12
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780393652529


Chernobyl

Chernobyl

A Chernobyl survivor and award-winning historian "mercilessly chronicles the absurdities of the Soviet system" in this "vividly empathetic" account of the worst nuclear accident in history (The Wall Street Journal). On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing the disaster to the authoritarian character of the Communist party rule, the regime's control over scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else. Today, the risk of another Chernobyl looms in the mismanagement of nuclear power in the developing world. A moving and definitive account, Chernobyl is also an urgent call to action.

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Genre : History
Author : Serhii Plokhy
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2018-05-15
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9781541617087


Summary Analysis Of Midnight In Chernobyl

Summary Analysis Of Midnight In Chernobyl

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2DScZyr Striking and poignant, this searing exposé unravels the untold stories behind the Soviet nuclear disaster of 1986. Midnight in Chernobyl captures the truth below the molten core which irradiated the tangled web of bureaucracy determined to erase it and ended an era. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - Key players involved in the meltdown and cover-up - A detailed timeline of events leading up to the disaster and following it. - Editorial Review - Background on Adam Higginbotham About the Original Book: It’s the flip side of the 1986 Chernobyl saga told with an objective candor lacking in historical accounts corroded by the clandestine. A nauseating tale of pain and denial, it tumbles down to the core and back again, more gruesome than any dystopian fairytale whispered under blanket forts before torchlight shadow monsters. The nuclear nightmare nearly destroyed the world as we know it with a swift and silent drift of radionuclides, and nothing but controversy to combat its advance. The indiscriminate terror was barely averted despite the infuriating bureaucracy that plagued the Party responsible. It’s a miracle we survived. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Midnight in Chernobyl. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2DScZyr to purchase a copy of the original book.

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Genre : Science
Author : ZIP Reads
Publisher : ZIP Reads
Release : 101-01-01
Total Pages : Pages
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Voices From Chernobyl

Voices From Chernobyl

The people of Chernobyl talk about their lives before, during, and after the worst nuclear reactor accident in history which occurred on April 26, 1986 in Chernobyl.

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Genre : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Author : Svetlana Aleksievich
Publisher : Dalkey Archive Press
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 1564784010


Summary Of Adam Higginbotham S Midnight In Chernobyl By Milkyway Media

Summary Of Adam Higginbotham S Midnight In Chernobyl By Milkyway Media

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster (2019) explains how government bureaucracy, blind patriotism, and scientific ignorance led to one of the worst nuclear meltdowns in human history. Using records, interviews, and first-person accounts from those who worked at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, journalist and author Adam Higginbotham explores the minutes and hours leading up to the explosion of the plant’s fourth nuclear reactor, as well as the months and years following the accident... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

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Genre : Study Aids
Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher : Milkyway Media
Release : 2019-07-23
Total Pages : 35 Pages
ISBN :


Chernobyl 01

Chernobyl 01

Examines the events and aftermath of the 1986 nuclear reactor explosion in Chernobyl and its long term effects.

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Genre : Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
Author : Andrew Leatherbarrow
Publisher :
Release : 2016-04
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0993597505


Voices From Chernobyl

Voices From Chernobyl

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award A journalist by trade, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they still live with. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."

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Genre : Belarus
Author : Светлана Алексиевич
Publisher : White Lion Publishing
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 194 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015048523842


The Legacy Of Chernobyl

The Legacy Of Chernobyl

"A damning history of the Chernobyl affair, from its origins in the plant's primitive design and careless management to the economic and political crisis the accident precipitated." —Clenn Garelik, New York Times Book Review On the morning of April 26, 1986, a Soviet nuclear plant at Chernobyl (near Kiev) exploded, pouring radioactivity into the environment and setting off the worst disaster in the history of nuclear energy. Now a former Soviet scientist gives a comprehensive account of the catastrophe.

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Genre : History
Author : Zhores Medvedev
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1992-02-17
Total Pages : 378 Pages
ISBN : 9780393344578


Producing Power

Producing Power

An examination of how the technical choices, social hierarchies, economic structures, and political dynamics shaped the Soviet nuclear industry leading up to Chernobyl.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Sonja D. Schmid
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2015-02-06
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780262028271