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Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster

by Higginbotham, Adam (Author)

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"Journalist Adam Higginbotham's definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster--and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters. Early in the morning of April... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Part 1. Birth of a city. The Soviet Prometheus
  • Alpha, beta, gamma
  • Friday, April 25, 5:00 p.m., Pripyat
  • Secrets of the peaceful atom
  • Friday, April 25, 11:55 p.m., Unit Control Room Number Four
  • Saturday, April 26, 1:28 a.m., Paramilitary Fire Station Number Two
  • Saturday, 1:30 a.m., Kiev ; Saturday, 6:15 a.m., Pripyat
  • Sunday, April 27, Pripyat
  • Part 2. Death of an empire. The cloud
  • The China Syndrome
  • The battle of Chernobyl
  • Inside Hospital Number Six
  • The liquidators
  • The investigation
  • The sarcophagus
  • The forbidden zone
  • The trial
  • The elephant's foot
  • A tomb for Valery Khodemchuk.
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