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A History of Chemical Warfare

2.75 of 5 stars 2.75  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
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
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 3rd 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published April 1st 2005)
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Brad
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
David Teter
I found the text to be rather dry and felt that a lot of the key elements of CW were ignored. Would have made a nice 3-page article, but not a book.
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