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Chernobyl 01:23:40 : Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster - Andrew Leatherbarrow

Chernobyl 01:23:40

Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster

Paperback Published: 26th April 2016
ISBN: 9780993597503
Number Of Pages: 256

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At 01:23:40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl's fourth nuclear reactor. It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands and crippled the Soviet Union. The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated and inaccurate stories.

This book, the result of five years of research, presents an accessible but comprehensive account of what really happened. From the desperate fight to prevent a burning reactor core from irradiating eastern Europe, to the self-sacrifice of the heroic men who entered fields of radiation so strong that machines wouldn't work, to the surprising truth about the legendary 'Chernobyl divers', all the way through to the USSR's final show-trial. The historical narrative is interwoven with a story of the author's own spontaneous journey to Ukraine's still-abandoned city of Pripyat and the wider Chernobyl Zone.

Complete with over 45 pages of photographs of modern-day Pripyat and technical diagrams of the power station, Chernobyl 01:23:40 is a fascinating new account of the world's worst nuclear disaster.

About the Author

Andrew Leatherbarrow lives with his fiance and their two children in Lancashire, England. He works full-time, but spends much of his spare time reading and writing.

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ISBN: 9780993597503
ISBN-10: 0993597505
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th April 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.35

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