Front-cover accolades on books veer into hyperbole and thus become devalued ("The global bestseller to end all global bestsellers – honestly!"). This one carries a credible double promise: "As moving as it is painstakingly researched ... a cracking read", and the lower-key "The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2018 Winner".
"Chernobyl. History of a Tragedy" by Serhii Plokhy (published by Penguin Books)
30 April 2019 - 08.04 AM