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Plague Wars: The Terrifying Reality of Biological Warfare

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Anthrax. Plague. Smallpox. Ebola. These are the weapons of the future—microscopic organisms produced in laboratories and unleashed on unwitting populations to reproduce, spread, and kill. They are as deadly as atomic bombs, much cheaper to create, and much easier to distribute—inside a warhead on an intercontinental missile, in an aerosol can sprayed in a crowded building, ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published April 17th 2001 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published February 5th 2000)
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Jessica Berumen
A good history of biological warfare, but a tad politically slanted at times
Aug 11, 2014 Meg marked it as abandoned
I'm putting this book aside - the descriptions of experiments on live subjects in the early chapters were just too icky. Quitting now before I have nightmares!

The first 250 pages of this was a wonderfully-written history. Then 1972 happened, and South Africa, Iraq, and the USSR were bad and everyone else was good. The End.
George Dimitrov
this book left in me the feeling that I am wasting my time. Another attempt to shock the public and make some money.
Great, mostly-objective summary of biological warfare.
Same material's better covered elsewhere.
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