At 01 23 40 on April 26th 1986, Alexander Akimov pressed the emergency shutdown button at Chernobyl s fourth nuclear reactor It was an act that forced the permanent evacuation of a city, killed thousands and crippled the Soviet Union The event spawned decades of conflicting, exaggerated and inaccu
From a preeminent historian of Eastern Europe, the definitive history of the Chernobyl nuclear disasterOn the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine Dozens died of radiation
Named One of the Best 2019 Winter Books by PopSugar and Chosen as One of 9 Books to Read or Gift This February by Instyle From the 1 international bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours comes an emotionally charged story about a mother s love, a teacher s promise, and a child s
Iowa Writer s Workshop graduate Maria Kuznetsova s OKSANA, BEHAVE , which follows a feisty Russian American girl s life from her childhood years in the new country and on through her bumpy and often humorous path into adulthood.
These incandescent pages give us one momentous day in the life of Baruch Kotler, a disgraced Israeli politician When he refuses to back down from a contrary but principled stand regarding the West Bank settlements, his political opponents expose his affair with a mistress decades his junior He and
A profound and profoundly important book a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler s Third Reich East West Street look
The sweeping historical debut of 2018 that you will never forget A powerful and hard hitting novel Deborah Swift Love can t be defined by war Watching the Red Army withdraw from Ukraine in the face of Hitler s relentless advance, Natasha Smirnova realises her life is about to change forever As
All That Is Solid Melts into Air is a gripping end of empire novel, charting the collapse of the Soviet Union through the focalpoint of the Chernobyl disaster Part historical epic, part love story, it recalls The English Patient in its mix of emotional intimacy and sweeping landscape In a run down
The momentous new book from the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gulag and Iron Curtain In 1932 33, nearly four million Ukrainians died of starvation, having been deliberately deprived of food It is one of the most devastating episodes in the history of the twentieth century With unprecedented au
After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion, scientists believed radiation would make the area a barren wasteland Today the Dead Zone is teeming with wildlife But every plant and animal is radioactive, leaving scientists wondering how their survival is possible.
Urgent and insightful, Tim Judah s account of the human side of the conflict in Ukraine is an evocative exploration of what the second largest country in Europe feels like in wartime.Making his way from the Polish border in the west, through the capital city and the heart of the 2014 revolution, to