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Chernobyl

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by Serhii Plokhy

*WINNER OF THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2018*
*WINNER OF THE PUSHKIN HOUSE BOOK PRIZE 2019*

‘As moving as it is painstakingly researched. . . a cracking read’ Viv Groskop, Observer

‘A riveting account of human error and state duplicity. . . rightly being hailed as a classic’ Hannah Betts, Daily Telegraph

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Chernobyl

On 26 April 1986 at 1:23am a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine exploded. While the authorities scrambled to understand what was occurring, workers, engineers, firefighters and those living in the area were abandoned to their fate. The blast put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation, contaminating over half of Europe with radioactive fallout.

In Chernobyl, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy draws on recently opened archives to recreate these events in all their drama. A moment by moment account of the heroes, perpetrators and victims of a tragedy, Chernobyl is the first full account of a gripping, unforgettable Cold War story.

About the Author

S. M. Plokhy (Plokhii) is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University. A leading authority on Eastern Europe, he has lived and taught in Ukraine, Canada and the United States. He has published extensively in English, Ukrainian and Russian. For three successive years (2002-2005) his books won first prize of the American Association for Ukrainian Studies. In the fall of 2009, he was honored with the Early Slavic Studies Association Distinguished Scholarship Award. He lives with his family in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm