Author: Adam Higginbotham
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Summary: Well-researched, detailed, and engaging – this personal look at the Chernobyl disaster is definitely going to make my best-of-year list.
I’d been hearing great things about this book, but when I read that the author had been researching the book for 10 years, that’s when I really got excited. And I was right to be! The cover copy also describes this book as the ‘definitive’ account of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and I think that’s spot on. The author has interviewed everyone from engineers to plant supervisors, first responders to politicians. Using these interviews, he’s able to give a detailed, personal account of every part of this story.