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What is the book about?
A new history of the world’s worst nuclear accident has emerged from the recent opening of Chernobyl archival materials. In “Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy,” Serhii Plokhy traces how the explosion occurred in 1986, the Soviet government’s crisis management, and the repercussions of the explosion that released radiation equivalent to 500 bombs dropped on Hiroshima.
In this book, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to understand the 1986 nuclear disaster.
Serhii Plokhy is a Professor of History at Harvard University and a leading authority on Eastern Europe whose previous books include Lost Kingdom, The Gates of Europe and The Last Empire.
At the time of the Chernobyl explosion, he lived behind the Iron Curtain less than 500 kilometers downstream of the damaged reactor.
Serhii Plokhy spent years studying the Chernobyl Power Plant explosion before he wrote and published his successful 2018 book “Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy.”
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