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Ҋ Hardcover Read ़ Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe For Free 唍 Author Serhii Plokhy ᐻ

Ҋ Hardcover Read ़ Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe For Free 唍 Author Serhii Plokhy ᐻ Ҋ Hardcover Read ़ Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe For Free 唍 Author Serhii Plokhy ᐻ Gripping, meticulously researched Mr Plokhy mercilessly chronicles the absurdities of the Soviet system and the arrogance of its apparatchiks But the fact that he grew up fewer than 500 kilometers south of Chernobyl probably accounts for his vividly empathetic descriptions of the people on the ground the plant managers and employees, the firefighters, soldiers and others who risked their lives to contain the damage Wall Street JournalThe bare outline of the Chernobyl fire and the Soviet silence have been well coveredMr Plokhy, who directs the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard, adds much detail to theconstruction that caused the failure, and the false assignment of blame to operating engineers His most telling disclosures deal with how the Soviet subterfuges played a major role in Ukraine s decision to become an independent nation once the Soviet Union disintegrated Washington TimesA lucid account of how the Soviet mania for nuclear power combined with endemic shoddiness in the industrial sector and near paranoid habits of state secrecy led to the 1986 disasterThe most comprehensive and convincing history of Chernobyl yet to appear in English Financial TimesThe first comprehensive history of the Chernobyl disasterhere at last is the monumental history the disaster deserves.Julie McDowall, TimesA work of deep scholarship and powerful stroytelling Plokhy is the master of the telling detail.Victory Sebestyen, Sunday TimesCompellingPlokhy s well paced narrative plunges the reader into the sweaty, nervous tension of the Chernobyl control room on the fateful night when human frailty and design flaws combined to such devastating effect GuardianHauntingPlokhy svoice is humane and inflected with nostalgia His Chernobyl and Prypiat emerge vividly as perhaps all disaster afflicted cities must as shattered idylls SpectatorPlokhy recounts the circumstances of the accident and its aftermath in painstaking detailHe tells the story with great assurance and styleA fierce and at times personal indictment of the ideology, bureaucracy and overconfidence of the Soviet system, as well as a strident condemnation of all modern states that continue to pursue military or economic objectives to the detriment of their populations and the environment Literary Review A history of the nuclear disaster that set precedents and standards for future mishaps of the kindPlokhyconcludes that even in the wake of Chernobyl, we have not gotten much better at containing meltdownsA thoughtful study of catastrophe, unintended consequences, and, likely, nuclear calamities to come Kirkus ReviewsThe most comprehensive exploration of the events that led to the Chernobyl disaster Engrossing Library JournalSerhii Plokhy is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University A leading authority on Eastern Europe, he has lived and taught in Ukraine, Canada, and the United States He is the author of ten books, including the award winning The Last Empire, which received the Lionel Gelber Prize, the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, and the Antonovych Ukrainian Book Prize. Chernobyl Wikipedia Chernobyl was originally part of the land Kievan RusThe first known mention is from an charter, which describes it as a hunting lodge Knyaz Rurik Rostislavich In th century, crown village Grand Duchy LithuaniaThe granted to Filon Kmita, captain royal cavalry, disaster The disaster, also referred accident, catastrophic nuclear accidentIt occurred on April in No light water graphite moderated reactor at Nuclear Power Plant near now abandoned town Pripyat, northern Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union, approximately Voices Oral History Winner Nobel Prize Literature National Book Critics Circle Award On worst accident history and contaminated much three quarters Europe Nuclear explosion HISTORY this day , world s date occurs plant Kiev Ukraine full toll power station Union Thirty two people died dozens suffered radiation Catastrophe Serhii From preeminent historian Eastern Europe, definitive morning witnessed Gallery Photographs now, years after A virtual tour Pripyat pictures safety your screen Accident World Association Updated result flawed design that operated with inadequately trained personnel Deformities Effects Disaster There were many health effects short term longSerhii Plokhii Plokhii, or Plokhy born May American author specializing Ukraine, Cold War studies Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor Harvard director university Research Institute University Department S Hrushevs kyi Director, leave fall interests include intellectual, cultural, international emphasis Teaches courses seminars early modern East European Events Store award winning numerous books including Gates Man Poison Gun He lives Arlington, Massachusetts tragedy PLOKHY Plokhy, by birth, One his concerns book demonstrate impact its mishandled aftermath had hastening collapse strengthening movement for independence Author Last Empire Goodreads Director University, where he named Walter Channing Cabot Fellow most recently, WSJ Five Best espionage Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

 

    • Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
    • 4.3
    • 585
    • Hardcover
    • 370 pages
    • Serhii Plokhy
    • English
    • 18 June 2016

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