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Five past midnight: the epic story of the world's deadliest industrial disaster

Author: Lapierre, Dominique ; Moro, JavierPublisher: Warner Books, 2002.Language: EnglishDescription: 402 p. : Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0446690783Type of document: Book
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Book Europe Campus
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Print PN1040.63 .F7 L36 2002
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Available 001158603
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Five Past Midnight in Bhopal Contents Letter to the Reader xvii Map of the City of Bhopal xx Part One. A New Star in the Indian Sky 1 1. Firecrackers That Kill, Cows That Die, Insects That Murder 3 2. The Planetary Holocaust Wrought by Armies of Ravaging Insects 17 3. A Neighborhood Called Orya Bustee 23 4. A Visionary Billionaire to the Rescue of Humanity's Food 31 5. Three Zealots on the Banks of the Hudson 37 6. The Daily Heroism of the People of the Bustees 41 7. An American Valley That Ruled the World 47 8. A Little Mouse under the Seats of Bhopal's Trains 53 9. A Poison That Smelled Like Boiled Cabbage 59 10. They Deserved the Mercy of God 65 xUI CONTENTS 11. A Hand for the Future" 71 ` 12. A Promised Land on the Ruins of a Legendary Kingdom 79 13. A Continent of Three Hundred Million Peasants and Six Hundred Languages 83 14. Some Very Peculiar Pimps 89 15. A Plant as "Inoffensive as a Chocolate Factory" 97 16. A New Star in the Indian Sky 107 17. "They'll Never Dare Send in Their Bulldozers" 113 18. Wages of Fear on the Roads of Maharashtra 121 19. The Lazy Poets' Circle 129 20. "Carbide Has Poisoned Our Water!" 137 21. The First Deadly Drops from the "Beautiful Plant" 147 22. Three Tanks Dressed up for a Carnival 151 23. "Half a Million Hours of Work and Not a Day Lost" 159 24. Everlasting Roots in the Black Earth of the Kali Grounds 165 Part Two. A Night Blessed by the Stars 171 25. A Gas That Makes You Laugh Before It Kills You 173 26. "You Will Be Reduced to Dust" 183 27. Ali Baba's Treasure for the Heroes of the Kali Grounds 191 28. The Sudden Arrival of a Cost-Cutting Gentleman 199 29. "My Beautiful Plant Was Losing Its Soul" 207 30. The Fiancés of the Orya Bustee 215 31. The End of a Young Indian's Dream 223 32. The Vengeance of the People of the Kali Grounds 229 33. Festivities That Set Hearts Ablaze 243 34. A Sunday Unlike Any Other 247 35. A Night Blessed by the Stars 257 v Part Three. Three Sarcophagi under the Moon 267 36. Three Sarcophagi under the Moon 269 37. "What if the Stars Were to Go on Strike?" 277 38. Geysers of Death 287 39. Lungs Bursting in the Heart of the Night 295 40. "Something Beyond All Comprehension" 307 41. 'All Hell Has Broken Loose Here!" 323 42. A Half-Naked Holy Man in the Heart of a Deadly Cloud 335 43. The Dancing Girl Was Not Dead 345 44. "Death to the Killer Anderson!" 357 45. "Carbide Has Made Us the Center of the World" 367 Epilogue 375 What Became of Them 391 "All That Is Not Given Is Lost" 397

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