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A History of Chemical Warfare
by Kim Coleman
This book provides an analysis of the development and deployment of chemical weapons from 700 BC to the present day. The First World War is examined in detail since it remains the most significant experience of the chemical threat, but the Second World War and post-war conflicts are also evaluated. Additionally, protocols attempting to control the proliferation and use of ...more
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A truly difficult work full of technical errors, typos, and a major lack of editorial oversight. The frequent use of "mustard gas" (which is actually a liquid) was particularly annoying. CBRN professionals will find much in here to bug them, and few will likely want to slog through its many inconsistencies and errors. It might be worth it only because there is some solid research buried in there and even a few original insights, but it is disguised by turgid academic prose. It reads like a maste ...more