Serhii Plokhy

Books Authored

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“Plokhy writes that instead of mastery and clear-headedness, President Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev ‘marched from one mistake to another’ during the Cuban missile crisis.”

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"Well-illustrated and fully annotated, Forgotten Bastards covers its subject on several levels and in a readable style."

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Why did Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear plant explode on April 26, 1986? Was it operator error? Was it a design flaw? Should we look deeper into the Soviet system for the cause?