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IG Farben

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Published 1947 by Boni & Gaer
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One of the major sources for Gravity's Rainbow, IG Farben is a nifty early work of corporate history that uncovers the nastiness that Farben was up to well before WWII. Most notably, they waited for occurrences of blood poisoning to peak after WWI and sold off the patent for a cure while demand was highest, allowing millions to die in the meantime so that they could maximize their profits. By the time World War Two came around, they were even worse.

Pretty terrifying, and worth reading even if y...more
Max Nemtsov
A censored Russian translation of the original, but the speed of the Soviet publication is amazing (the original - 1947, this edition - 1948). To the best of my knowledge, it has never been re-printed.
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