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Germs by William J. Broad
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Dec 28, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: history
Read from February 18 to March 03, 2011

A curious read, especially several years on. Several interesting "biowar" attacks generally not well known, and an excellent overview of the recent history with several valuable sources. It reads especially curious as the NYT authors drop reams of evidence on the Iraqi germ warfare program to the point of casting the few naysayers as naive.

Overall interesting, and fairly tightly woven for such a broad topic (it helps that we currently have so few experts in the field that they pop up in every story...) But there doesn't seem to be much development of thought in the book. The author's views are clear from page 1 to page 270, and it does seem to color their vieig of the facts at times.

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