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I was already five chapters into Wolfhunter River before I realised I hadn‘t posted a review of ‘Chernobyl! This book about the “accident” was more in depth than Chernobyl, A History. There was more of the science behind it & the political mess that it generated & a deeper glimpse into the Soviet system & its many failings. Highly recommend. #Booked2019 #NightOrientedTitle #NonFiction2019 #WithAnUnlikeableCharacter


Andrew65 Sounds great but frightening reading. 4mo
JPeterson What a fascinating book! It‘s crazy with some of the stuff that happened, people did, all that. 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 📚♥️👊🏻 Tough read, for sure. 4mo
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Cinfhen Interesting choice for that prompt! Sounds like a fascinating read 🤓#LiveAndLearn 4mo
Lizpixie @Andrew65 I was 15 when it happened & still vividly remember the panic & terror. @JPeterson it astonishes me that more accidents like this didn‘t happen considering the way they ran their nuclear industry!😱 @BarbaraTheBibliophage it was that, brought back s lot of my Cold War anxiety. 4mo
Lizpixie @Cinfhen the author definitely did his research, the insight into the Soviet Union & it‘s endemic failings(not just in its nuclear industry but in the culture itself)was both fascinating & shocking. One general, who knew nothing about radiation, when told that they‘d need 7yrs to completely “sanitize” the area around Reactor 4, screams that they have 7 months to complete it or they‘d be shot. The underling tells him to just shoot him now!👇👇👇 (edited) 4mo
Lizpixie @Cinfhen they put people in charge who either had no clue about the nuclear industry & its dangers or they were people from the institute that designed the flawed reactor and had a vested interest in covering up their mistakes. Or they were KGB or communist party flunkies, there to make sure the secrecy was upheld at all costs.🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 4mo
Andrew65 @Lizpixie Yes I still remember if vividly too. 4mo
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