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The Killer Strain: Anthrax and a Government Exposed

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A lethal germ is unleashed in the U.S. mail. A chain of letters spreads terror from Florida to Washington, from New York to Connecticut, from the halls of the U.S. Congress to the assembly lines of the U.S. Postal Service. Five people die and ten thousand more line up for antibiotics to protect against exposure. A government already outsmarted by the terrorist hijackers of ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Harper
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Jerrica
Apr 24, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 9th-grade
I read this for help on a science project about anthrax, but even as this was, it still looked like an intriguing read, which made me pick up the topic in the first place. However, the book is filled with biographical nonsense about random people involved. I do not need to KNOW that when Bob Smithinstein, famed biologist, went to Africa when he was 18 and married an African princess, where they had 8 children but he left to pursue his dream of anthrax. Then all of his children died of anthrax.

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Anna Engel
Aug 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Similar to Demon in the Freezer, Killer Strain chronicles the existing and potential dangers associated with biological weapons. The author of Killer Strain used her background in investigative journalism to trace the paths of the anthrax-laden letters following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In compelling detail, the author describes the investigations conducted by various state and federal agencies, the missteps that occurred, and the fear experienced by the American public.

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I read this book for a government project in high school. It was surprisingly interesting.
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