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Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe | Serhii Plokhy
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Mitch
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This podcast - just 5 episodes - is a really great companion to the series. Peter Segal and the shows creator talk history and creative licence. Highly recommend it!

TheKidUpstairs I loved this series! Will have to check out the podcast, thanks for the rec 3d
Oryx Thanks for the recommendation 3d
kspenmoll Thanks for recommendation. Series was great. 3d
Amihesam Great story 👌🏻 3d
Mitch @TheKidUpstairs @Oryx @kspenmoll I loved the series and this was a neat way to find out more! 2d
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Adding this #Nonfiction #historical account to my #TBR stack thanks to @Caroline2

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Caroline2
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This book is full of #loathsomeliars 🤬 #abcaugust. It‘s a brilliant book though and superbly researched.

Eggs Great choice 📚 5d
Booktastic I have not read this book but I had the same reaction to the HBO series. No one telling the truth. 5d
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Caroline2
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Thank you so much @Lizpixie for recommending this book! I am LOVING it!! I highly recommend it for anyone wanting more detail and background history after watching the mini series. 👍🏻

Lizpixie You‘re welcome! I also recommend this one, it has more of the science & political background of the disaster & reads just as easy. 2w
Caroline2 @Lizpixie I‘ve added it to the tbr list! 😉 2w
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This was both an absorbing read and a terrifying one. I was 15yrs old when Chernobyl happened & vividly remember the atmosphere of horror at the time, a feeling that I‘d say has stayed with everyone old enough to remember it. This was not only a highly detailed account but also a very readable one without that feeling of academia a lot of science heavy books have. Highly recommend 5⭐️ #NonFiction2019 #SomethingWithScience #Pop19 #MakesYouNostalgic

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ll look for that one! Stacked! 1mo
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Alisnazzy
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Anyone hazard a guess which HBO miniseries I just finished and am so intrigued to learn more about? 🤔🤔🤔 #GetThoseLibraryHoldsIn

Moray_Reads Voices from Chernobyl is excellent 1mo
MyNamesParadise I recently finished the HBO miniseries as well and have been interested in learning more! There‘s also a scary movie about it called Chernobyl Diaries that‘s an entertaining horror film if you like those (obviously fictional lol) 1mo
Crazeedi Just FYI, I heard a scientist talk about that miniseries and said that some of what they put on there was not true, so it really isn't a documentary or all for real 1mo
AlaMich I‘m currently reading Midnight in Chernobyl and enjoying it. I too watched the HBO doc and became obsessed. 😬 1mo
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Anybody else watch this?? It was great.

danireads Yes! It was so good!! 1mo
LibrarianRyan Did you listen to the pod cast as well. It helped expand the movie and fill in holes. 1mo
calisoul615 It's was amazing! I binge watched it because I couldn't stop! 1mo
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MKbookworm I‘ve heard such great things. I gave it queued to watch next after I finish stranger things. 1mo
Woodsangel I actually just finished binging it on Monday! It was really good!! 1mo
Velvetfur Oh gosh I've been obsessed with it, I binged it too @calisoul615 ! And the memes...... Not great, not terrible 😂 1mo
frenky_muller Reading Midnight in Chernobyl and then planning to watch it. 1mo
allureofbeauty I really want to watch it. 1mo
MellieAntoinette It was fantastic! 1mo
rather_be_reading @LibrarianRyan no bt thx for the idea!! def gonna check tht out! 3w
rather_be_reading @Velvetfur easily binged! 3w
rather_be_reading @frenky_muller i dnt think it disappoints 3w
allureofbeauty Did you listen to the podcast that goes with it? It was good too. 3w
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I actually left the house today! Yay!!! Sitting down with an iced coffee & a great book after finally having my eyes tested. $600 later I have a new pair of glasses on the way😱Also found out the nerve in my left eye is thinning & the ducts that lubricate my eye aren‘t working so my corneas are suffering. Which means eye drops 5 times a day & hot compresses at night. But at least I left the house🚗🏠Hows your day been?

Soubhiville I‘m sorry you‘re going through that. I hope the drops bring you relief. 1mo
Tove_Reads Oh no ☹️ Will those things help or can it get better or how does it work? 1mo
tournevis I've been having eye problems, including nerve issues, since birth, it's not fun and a lot worse than more people imagine, even us readers. *hugs* 1mo
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Lizpixie @Soubhiville thanks, me too! @Tove_Reads hopefully it‘ll help the symptoms, underlying problem is permanent though😔 @tournevis I feel you, going blind is one of my worst nightmares. *hugs* right back @Cathythoughts 🥰♥️ 1mo
CarolynM Glad you could get out for a bit. Hope the eye treatments are effective 💕 1mo
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt1 Kicking off my new books of the last fortnight is one that I‘ve already been hooked into reading. After watching the mini series on the disaster, I was stoked to see it was based on this book & knew I had to get my hands on it. I was 15yrs old when Chernobyl happened & I vividly remember the panic & feeling of impending doom of that time, having grown up with the Cold War I had horrific nightmares about nuclear disasters.☢️🛢💣

RachelO I have this on reserve at the library- think it‘s going to be a tough read! 1mo
Lizpixie @RachelO watching the mini series brought back so many feelings from that time. I grew up near two facilities that were apparently on the USSR‘s list to destroy(a munitions factory & a signal relay station)so I was terrified of being bombed. I still can‘t read a lot of dystopia, especially ones that start with nuclear wars.🛰 1mo
Crazeedi I heard a talk about that show, some of it was not accurate. I'm skeptical of the panic people connect with nuclear power. It is one of the only clean energies, imo 1mo
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Lizpixie @Crazeedi enough of it was accurate believe me. Did you grow up with the Cold War? For people of my generation, nuclear energy will always be viewed with suspicion and a little bit of terror. 1mo
Crazeedi @Lizpixie oh yes I did grow up in the Cold War. And you are correct about our generation . But I think many years from now, it'll be viewed differently. Yes we were very fearful for sure. That's why I was fascinated by this interview with a scientist who has studied nuclear power. I lived not that far from three mile island when that happened, a woman came and enrolled my 3 year old in a survey about effects. So I hear you 1mo
CarolynM I'm with you Liz, but the younger generations see it differently. On a European trip a few years ago we unexpectedly, but literally, drove through a Soviet era nuclear power station in the Czech Republic. My husband and I completely freaked out in the front of the car while the teenagers in the back were completely relaxed and couldn't see the problem "It's a clean energy - no emissions" So I think @Crazeedi is right. 1mo
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Mitch
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My reading has slowed this month! Seems I read more / faster during the winter. Im obviously a ‘tucked up under a blanket in front of the fire‘ kind of reader!

A stellar reading month - a 5🌟non fiction that was so tense & made me so angry / sad. Two 4🌟novels, one that felt like a warm comfort blanket and one that gave me hope for the future. And one 3🌟read - that‘s had such great food descriptions that I was perpetually hungry whilst reading!

Powered_By_Plants Just watched the Chernobyl series, did you see it? It was a disturbing and unbelievable watch , trying to get my head around that this actually happened ... I wonder if this was taken from the book 🤔 , will add to my stack thank you 💕 (edited) 2mo
Mitch @Powered_By_Plants I read this book after watching the series. The book expands in time, before and after the event and is as disturbing yet engrossing as the TV mini series. 2mo
Powered_By_Plants @Mitch thank you will defiantly give this a read then 👍 , I was hooked to the series and ever so grateful for all those who have their lives 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sill a wonderful month! I also watched Chernobyl, then ordered this book straight away. 💖📖💖 2mo
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Connster
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An excellent explanation of the events of the Chernobyl disaster, from the reactor‘s inception to the modern day. Very detailed and not too scientific for the less well-versed in nuclear power, like me! A must read for anyone who‘s watched and enjoyed the HBO series.

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Listening to Alexa read this while I make badges for LGBTQ+ Pride Week at school next week. Alan is ‘helping‘, which involves trying to knock all of my things off the table. Pretty chill day compared to how the last couple of weeks have panned out! 🏳️‍🌈

Clwojick What! Alexa will read to you!?! 😱 2mo
Connster @Clwojick Yes! I only found out recently! You just say ‘Alexa, read Kindle‘ and she‘ll start where you left off on your book! So great! 😁 2mo
Clwojick Maybe I need to get an Alexa than🤔 2mo
Connster @Clwojick Yesss! I think they‘re reduced in price recently too! 😁 2mo
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Connster
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I‘ve just watched the TV series about Chernobyl and found it really interesting, so I‘ve just downloaded the book. Looks like a good read so far!

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Mitch
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Wow - this book was so well written. Plokhy leads us through the disaster, the politics the social & economic landscape, he gives us the ecological impact & the future scenarios we should be worried for. It's an amazingly book - I wish it were fiction, sadly it's not. It's simultaneously chilling, frustrating, immensely scarily and tremendously sad. A brilliant read, if that can said about something so tragic.

Connster I‘ve just watched the dramatisation of Chernobyl and have been really into it...I didn‘t think to read about it too though! Thanks for posting, you‘ve just inspired me to buy and start this one 👍 2mo
AmyG The HBO show is excellent. 2mo
Christine Thanks for the review! I might think I‘d had enough of Chernobyl after watching the show and recently reading Midnight in Chernobyl, but apparently not because stacking this for sure. Just such a riveting story with many lessons our leaders still need to learn. 2mo
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Mitch @Connster we did the same... the mini series just got me asking so many questions I had to know more! 2mo
Mitch @AmyG it really is, is t it. One of the best things I‘ve seen on TV for ages 2mo
Mitch @Christine how did you find Midnight in Chernobyl? 2mo
Connster @Mitch Me too!! 2mo
Christine I thought it was great. Journalistic but with a good narrative. Taught me a lot about how the disaster was shaped by - and then went on to shape - global politics. 2mo
Mitch @Christine 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Monday night....👍🏼

catebutler Perfect evening plans! Love your socks!! 🧦 2mo
CrowCAH Cute socks 🧦 2mo
wanderinglynn What a fun bookmark! Enjoy your evening! 💜 2mo
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Cathythoughts Cosy 💛💛💛 2mo
Ruthiella Bookish paraphernalia IS AWESOME 😀 2mo
Mitch @catebutler thank you xx 2mo
Mitch @Ruthiella I know! It‘s the best! 2mo
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I have a potentially tricky work day today with some difficult meetings and potentially fierce conversations. I‘m convinced though my train reading will help put the day into perspective!

TrishB Hope all goes well, I‘m having a period of those at the moment, it‘s hard work. 2mo
Mitch @TrishB oh yes! Hope your day goes ok too 🙏 2mo
Soubhiville I hope it‘s going well and turns out to be less stressful than expected. 2mo
Mitch @Soubhiville Monday - ✔️ Let‘s see what Tuesday can bring! 2mo
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Having just watched the HBO Miniseries - Chernobyl, I cant wait to get stuck into this book, to separate fact from fiction. The miniseries was excellent though and it brought to light so much I didn‘t know of something that I can remember happening when I was a kid. Horrifying.

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Beatlefan129 I watched it as well and thought it was fantastic. Hard to watch at times, but they brought it to life so well. 2mo
Mitch @Beatlefan129 it was shot so well, it was chilling and gripping and heartbreaking and beautiful all at the same time. Some of the best TV I‘ve seen in a long time 2mo
LibrarianRyan HBO also has a pod cast to go along with the show that delves a bit more into the history and the changes they made for the series. 2mo
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charl08 I watched the first one and haven't been brave enough to watch the rest. I really recommend 2mo
Mitch @LibrarianRyan oh cool..I‘ll check that out 👍🏼 2mo
charl08 ... cont but it is equally traumatic - Alexievich spent years interviewing people who lived through it, and it's in their words. 2mo
Mitch @charl08 stacked! 2mo
brittanythebookdragon The Eastern Border Podcast has an excellent episode on Chernobyl. He has an excellent podcast on all things Soviet Russia having been born and raised in Latvia. 2mo
Mitch @brittanythebookdragon looks interesting. I was in Lithuania a few years ago in a town where the power station had been closed ( as a result on joining the EU and safety law difference) and some of the landscape was so reminiscent of that trip. 2mo
LazyDays Oh, I've beem waiting to watch this. Glad you enjoyed. 2mo
Fridameetslucy I will never forget the film crew who went into Chernobyl immediately after the disaster. They showed their film at the Margaret Meade festival in nyc . Their was silence after it was over. We were standing for people that we knew were dying in front of us (edited) 2mo
danireads It was such a good show! I finally watched the last episode last night. And now I want to read all of the books about it. It‘s such a horrible balance of fascinating and devastating. 2mo
Mitch @Fridameetslucy that‘s heartbreaking 2mo
Fridameetslucy @mitch im@planning a fall trip yo London / could you make some recommendations for me bookshops and other special nooks? 2mo
Mitch Definitely! Drop me a line it‘s mitch(dot)k at mac(dot)com 2mo
AlaMich Chernobyl was excellent. It was so well done, with amazing sets and great performances. I just bought 2mo
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This book is so engrossing (once you get past the lead up to the disaster) that I bought the hardback and audiobook versions...and I never buy hardback. If you like history, and especially Soviet era history, this is a must read! #nonfiction #Soviet #Disaster

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
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wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 3mo
Lynnsoprano Welcome to our Litsy family! I‘ve heard great things about this book. To the TBR it goes 😄 3mo
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Although I'm still a proponent of nuclear power, even I had to take a moment to let this sink in. Less than 5%.
The cover-up, the lies, the generations ruined, it was all a tragedy, and continues to be so.

#Chernobyl #NonFiction

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#nonfiction2019 : history A comprehensive look at the Chernobyl disaster - I felt shock, sadness, and anger at the government mishandling, ignorance, deceit, and lack of concern for the people. This book might feel too in-depth for some, and heavy on the politics, but in the epilogue Plokhy reminds us of how many nuclear plants are being built today all around the world and the risk for history to repeat itself. #scarystuff

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Scary and it sounds like a very important read. 7mo
AnneFindsJoy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks for running this challenge. I ❤️ non-fiction , fun way to choose books 🙌 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AnneFindsJoy You are very welcome! And thanks for clueing me in to another book I need to read. 😉 7mo
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Ericalambbrown Welcome to Litsy! Hope you love it here! 📚❤️😊 7mo
AnneFindsJoy @Ericalambbrown Thanks! I‘m most definitely hooked! It seems to be cutting into my reading time though LOL 😂 7mo
Ericalambbrown @AnneFindsJoy 😂Same! And it has for months! 🤣 7mo
Smarkies Ahhhhhhh! Now am thinking if I should do this non fiction Bingo table. 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
AnneFindsJoy @Smarkies 😂 Yes! Give in to the temptation 😈 🐵🙈🙉 7mo
Smarkies @AnneFindsJoy giving in right now 🤣🤣 7mo
jb72 I love nonfiction books! I may give this challenge a try. 7mo
AnneFindsJoy @jb72 yay! Do it! We can share book ideas! 💡 7mo
jb72 @AnneFindsJoy Sounds like a wonderful plan! 7mo
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