Chernobyl

Chernobyl

History of a Tragedy

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

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.

  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Published: 31/01/2019
  • ISBN: 9780141988351
  • Length: 432  Pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 24mm x 129mm
  • Weight: 315g
  • RRP: £9.99

In Chernobyl, award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy draws on recently opened archives to recreate these events in all their 



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