CHERNOBYL: HISTORY OF A TRAGEDY

By Serhii Plokhy

Synopsis

On the 26 April 1986 Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Soviet Ukraine, which put the world on the brink of nuclear annihilation. In the end, less than five percent of the reactor's fuel escaped, but that was enough to contaminate over half of Europe with radioactive fallout. This poignant, fast paced account of the drama of heroes, perpetrators, and victims is the definitive history of the world's worst nuclear disaster.

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Narrator Leighton Pugh
Length 13hrs 30mins
Catalogue No. 14417
Publisher Penguin Audio; 2019