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Living Terrors: What America Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bioterrorist Catastrophe

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America is one killer organism away from a living nightmare that threatens all we hold dear....

A deadly cloud of powdered anthrax spores settles unnoticed over a crowded football stadium.... A school cafeteria lunch is infected with a drug-resistant strain of E. coli.... Thousands in a bustling shopping mall inhale a lethal mist of smallpox, turning each individual into a
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 9th 2001 by Delta (first published 2000)
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Malachi Mojica
Jun 06, 2012 Malachi Mojica rated it really liked it
I read this is as research for a zombie book that I'm writing, but obviously this is good stuff to know regardless and I'm shocked that there aren't more reviews. I read this in order to learn more about what would happen during a bioterrorism disaster and how the government would respond, and not surprisingly virtually every book about zombies or some sort of viral outbreak is way off base if not entirely made up. I know that by writing the book I'm working on, I'll be able to raise awareness o ...more
Celina
Aug 24, 2012 Celina rated it liked it
I picked up this book to read as research for a book I'm writing, fully expecting to be disturbed by what I found therein. After a summer of reading Richard Preston though, I discovered that this book offered little in the way of new or frightening information. The particular copy I had was published in 2000, so it felt a little outdated in light of the subsequent wars on terror of the last decade.

That said, I think it would be a perfect introduction to the world of biological threats for someon
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Katie
Nov 26, 2014 Katie rated it liked it
Interesting read, but outdated, as it was written pre-9/11/01. Particularly informative of the USA's biosecurity mindset at that time.
Alan
Feb 05, 2008 Alan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: emergency managers / school administrators / public health professionals
This book was my "use case" when I worked as a readiness planner.

Remarkably, it was the smallest book on my shelf and the biggest help.

If you are concerned about bioterrorism, this is where you should start. Honest scenarios that make you stop and think about what who handles our food, where we shop, and what we really know about the people we fear.

good stuff
Alex Lasky
Feb 29, 2016 Alex Lasky rated it liked it
Shelves: science
Having been written in the pre-9/11 era, this book would have been a 5 star if it wasn't so out of date. Even so, it still provides excellent information on the subject of bioterrorism as well as providing entertaining fictional accounts of potential bioterror acts.
Steven Raszewski
Dec 27, 2013 Steven Raszewski rated it liked it
Read a while ago, a bit dated.
Rick Vickers
Aug 28, 2013 Rick Vickers rated it really liked it
I don't know if I'll ever be able to eat at a salad bar again and that's just one incident!
Chris
Apr 04, 2013 Chris rated it liked it
Unlike other books in this genre, this one was far too dry for my taste, and I never finished it.
Corky
Feb 20, 2009 Corky added it
How very easy this type of terroristm would be.
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