“It’s just a really thrilling book, as well as being a really interesting history of that time. But the reason why I think it’s also a brilliant political book is fundamentally what Plokhii reveals in his writing, is that the failure of Chernobyl was fundamentally a failure of a political system, as well as a failure of a scientific system.”
The Best Politics Books of 2018
Stephen Bush, Political Commentator
“The book unpacks every single detail of this extraordinarily human blunder and the massive consequences that it went on to have. Very well written, very well researched, absolutely fascinating about the end of the Soviet empire.”
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Fiammetta Rocco, Artists & Art Critic
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