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For us, the war continues, and, little by little, we are slipping away from this world Midnight in Chernobyl, Adam Higginbotham The Untold Story of the World s Greatest Nuclear Disaster , as the subtitle of the book reads, really interested me from a very long time I have been meaning to read Svetlana Alexivich s work, Chernobyl Prayer A Chronicle of the Future and Voices from Chernobyl but somehow, I couldn t get around to it It was only when I started watching Chernobyl, which was streaming on HBO, that I thought to find about it It was when I came across this book and started reading it immediately Midnight in Chernobyl is a detailed, minute by minute account of the nuclear disaster of Chernobyl What made this book worth reading isn t just related to these details For a reader like me, who had an incongruent idea about USSR s history, this book was the golden touch of Midas The author told about the communist era of the country, along with their nuclear ambitions and pride in the nation Not only history, but the relevant information about the functioning of the reactors are also included for a better understanding I read many scientifi 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 and Time online to fulfill my need for visual confirmation What I found even fascinating about this account than the many articles I had read previously was the detailed analysis of the role that the Soviet culture and politics played in the cause of the disaster, and the impact that disaster had on the downfall of the Soviet empire.I can t recommend this 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 I won this book as a giveaway for goodreads Interesting book about the horrible events that unfolded almost 30 years ago It gives you a look at why it was created, why the location, who were involved, what are atoms, Gemma and beta, and so forth I do wish we got information about the people made to leave and followed them , but this book focused on the administration which was still really interesting Granted, I m not 100 percent sure how accurate it is and how dramatic the author makes the story While there is over 100 pages of footnotes since this was an advance copy the footnotes were not connected to the text yet So if I wanted It could have easily become the end of the world as we know it..a nuclear disaster which was not connected to wara series of human error that continues to haunt This is the harrowing account of the April, 1986 explosion at Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station in Chernobyl, Ukraine then the USSR which released unbelievable amounts of radiation into the atmosphere The ever secretive Soviet government attempted to keep news of this horror from becoming public even within their own departments Of course, that was an impossible task and rumors and radiation started to spread across Europe and the western world It became a political, finger pointing, bureaucratic nightmare as well as a nuclear one.The author has done an amazing job of collecting information from original sources, new resources, and interviews with many of those involved Obviously there are still events that are being hidden Midnight in Chernobyl is a definitive and chilling account of the nuclear disaster that began on April 25 26, 1986 when the fourth nuclear reactor of the Chernobyl plant imploded, causing a nuclear disaster that the USSR tried to deny but had to reveal when the fallout spread into Europe If you remember Chernobyl, this book is definitely worth reading If the words Chernobyl or USSR seem like ancient history, Midnight in Chernobyl is definitely worth reading.When Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Complex imploded due to poor design, construction, and human error, the USSR, then in its last years, did its best to keep as much of what happened a secret not just from the rest of the world, but from within as well, meaning that thousands upon thousands of people within the area and provinces around Chernobyl located within the Ukraine were unwittingly exposed to enormous doses of radiation.The extent of the nuclear disaster spawned by the reactor implosion was and is enormous Over thirty years later, the town built to house the worker complex of Chernobyl, a then bustling town named Priypat, remains contaminated with nuclear fallout, and it will remain safely uninhabitable for almost another 30,000 years So will a large po Of all the sorry spectacles that characterized the fearful 45 year interlude called the Cold War, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has to be one of the worst The site was supposed to embody the best and most flawless of Soviet technology four enormous nuclear reactors pumping out enough electricity for western Ukraine and southern Belarus both still part of the U.S.S.R in those days An entirely new atomic town Atomgrad called Pripyat had been carved out of the wilderness simply to house elite nuclear workers for the jumbo sized power station The town s buildings were enlivened with bits and pieces of metal and glass used as mosaics by the feisty town architect strictly against the rulebook but charming There was even a high speed hydrofoil designed to take the residents of Pripyat down the Dnieper river for shopping expeditions to Kiev, avoiding the primitive local roads Yet despite the best in the world propaganda, the plant was doomed to failure almost from the git go Years earlier a serious accident had occurred at a plant of the same design, but it had been so successfully hushed up by top down censorship that even the Chernobyl planners Everyone knows that Chernobyl was a horrible nuclear accident that poisoned the entire area around the reactor So what is to be learned in this latest recounting of the disaster Plenty Higginbotham s excellent journalism reads like a true crime novel And his human interest stories place a human face on the tragedy.It all began innocently enough just a routine safety check to simulate what would happen during an electrical blackout on April 25th, 1986 The senior engineer, Leonid Toptunov, began powering down At first, everything seemed normal and then there was a roar The entire plant began to tremble and then there was a blast so strong that the concrete roof blew off The radioactive ionization of the air caused a shimmering pillar of ethereal blue white light, reaching straight up into the night sky, dis 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 questions 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 conclus The Definitive, Dramatic Untold Story Of The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster, Based On Original Reporting And New Archival Research.April 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 Radiation As An Invisible Killer.Chernobyl 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 Equivalent 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 No.4 Of The V.I Lenin Nuclear Power Plant Has Never Been Told Until Now Through Two Decades 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 Enemy. 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