Five Past Midnight in Bhopal: The Epic Story of the World's Deadliest Industrial Disaster

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Grand Central Publishing, May 30, 2009 - History - 432 pages
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It was December 3, 1984. In the ancient city of Bhopal, a cloud of toxic gas escaped from an American pesticide plant, killing and injuring thousands of people. When the noxious clouds cleared, the worst industrial disaster in history had taken place. Now, Dominique Lapierre brings the hundreds of characters, conflicts, and adventures together in an unforgettable tale of love and hope. Readers will meet the poetry-loving factory worker who unleashes the apocalypse, the young Indian bride who was to be married that terrible night, and the doctors who died that night saving others. It is a gripping, fascinating account that is already mesmerizing readers around the world.
 

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User Review  - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing

Last year I read Animal's People by Indra Sinha, an excellent novel about the slum dwellers who lived around the Union Carbide plant releasing the deadly chemicals. The novel was set years after the ... Read full review

FIVE MINUTES PAST MIDNIGHT IN BHOPAL: The Epic Story of the World's Deadliest Industrial Disaster

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An overly dramatized but nonetheless absorbing account of the most devastating industrial accident in world history.French journalist Lapierre (A Thousand Suns, 1999, etc.) and Spanish reporter Moro ... Read full review

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Epilogue
What Became of Them
All That Is Not Given Is Lost
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Dominique Lapierre is the author of the bestselling "The City of Joy, Beyond Love, A Thousand Suns, " and "Five Past Midnight in Bhopal." He lives in France.

Javier Moro lives in Madrid, Spain.

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