In his new book Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe, Serhii Plokhy, acclaimed historian and writer describes the gripping account of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Plokhy provides the story of the Chernobyl crisis and its aftermath, utilizing Communist party, government and KGB security police archival materials that were made available after Ukraine’s 2014 revolution. Plokhy’s most insightful chapters deal with the political fallout. Attempts by Moscow to downplay design flaws in the reactor and to make scapegoats of a handful of managers and operators failed to reassure public opinion in a new era of open discussion. Chernobyl, Plokhy writes, 'ended one era and initiated another'. The disaster proved an impetus to both Ukrainian independence and the end of the Soviet Union
Join us as we explore and honor the memory of the Chernobyl tragedy with the book presentation by Dr. Serhii Plokhy on Sunday, June 10th, at 1 pm.
Q&A with the author, book signing and light reception will follow the presentation.