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Serhii Plokhy

Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

€13,95

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. 'A compelling history of the 1986 disaster and its aftermath .

Format: Paperback
Published: in UK in 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pages: 432
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780141988351
ISBN 10: 0141988355

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Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

€13,95