The Best Books About The Chernobyl Disaster Agree it was the Worst Disaster In European History.
To come to a conclusive list of the best books about the Chernobyl disaster would be nearly impossible. In reality, it depends on the information sought by the reader and their perspective. However, we have compiled a list in our opinion of the best books about the disaster at Chernobyl that attempts to provide a panoramic view of the events prior to the disaster, visualizations of the devastation, and the aftermath in the lives of survivors.
Chernobyl occurred in 1986, over the last thirty-three years, scientists and historians are still trying to wrap their head around what happened. There is now realistic way to know what the longer term affects will be until those affects are observed.
These books will make great gifts for those who want to revisit the disaster, informing those born over the last 3 decades with an interest in it, or providing solid information for academic research.
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters.
Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
by Svetlana Alexievich. A journalist by trade, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they still live with.
Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster
1st Edition by Andrew Leatherbarrow. The Chernobyl event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated and inaccurate stories. This book, the result of five years of research, presents an accessible but comprehensive account of what really happened.
In Chernobyl, Serhii Plokhy draws on new sources to tell the dramatic stories of the firefighters, scientists, and soldiers who heroically extinguished the nuclear inferno. He lays bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing the disaster to the authoritarian character of Communist party rule, the regime's control of scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else.
by Erwin Zwaan. Chernobyl is a place that touches you. It makes you wonder who these people were, who they are today, how did they pick up their new lives and did they survive? I've been fortunate to see some of what happened with my own eyes and I hope the pictures I took give you a little insight of what happened. This disaster and more importantly, the aftermath is something that should never be forgotten.