Chernobyl

The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
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Product Number: Z100133153
Released: May 15, 2018
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ISBN: #9781549116308
Narrator/s: Ralph Lister
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From a preeminent historian of Eastern Europe, the definitive history of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing the disaster to the authoritarian character of Communist party rule, the regime's control of scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else. Today, the risk of another Chernobyl looms in the mismanagement of nuclear power in the developing world. A moving and definitive account, Chernobyl is also an urgent call to action.

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Author(s): Serhii Plokhy
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: May 15, 2018

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Author(s): Serhii Plokhy
Narrator(s): Ralph Lister
Genre: History
Product Number DD38112
Released: May 15, 2018
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ISBN: #9781549116322
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Author(s): Serhii Plokhy
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Released: May 15, 2018
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Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: #9781541644342

Professional reviews

"Ralph Lister's British accent gives an academic tone to this impressively detailed account of the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, then in the USSR, now Ukraine. Delving into the events of that incident and the heroic actions of the plant's staff and others who extinguished the nuclear inferno, Plohky provides background on how the Soviet government, particularly its party system, contributed to the disaster. Lister has a pleasing voice that is clear and easy to understand. He does well pronouncing Russian and Ukrainian words and names. While a bit overstated when trying to express intensity, overall, he turns in very good performance. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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