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Book Review: Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham

Midni ght in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham


Though I was reluctant to read a book when I already knew the outcome of the story would be so tragic, the glowing reviews won me over. I am glad they did, because it was a truly engaging yet informative read. Higginbotham has a way of making nonfiction read like fiction (I wish it had been fiction!) and really made this about the people who lived and worked in and near Chernobyl. It illustrated how, as is so often the case, the value of human life is prioritized less than the ability to cling to power and make a profit, regardless of the cost

At it's core, however, this is a very human story, and one I would recommend to anyone interested in learning more about this shocking disaster that really wasn't very long ago at all!