Germs

Author: Judith Miller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439128154
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In the wake of the anthrax letters following the attacks on the World Trade Center, Americans have begun to grapple with two difficult truths: that there is no terrorist threat more horrifying -- and less understood -- than germ warfare, and that it would take very little to mount a devastating attack on American soil. In Germs, three veteran reporters draw on top sources inside and outside the U.S. government to lay bare Washington's secret strategies for combating this deadly threat. Featuring an inside look at how germ warfare has been waged throughout history and what form its future might take (and in whose hands), Germs reads like a gripping detective story told by fascinating key figures: American and Soviet medical specialists who once made germ weapons but now fight their spread, FBI agents who track Islamic radicals, the Iraqis who built Saddam Hussein's secret arsenal, spies who travel the world collecting lethal microbes, and scientists who see ominous developments on the horizon. With clear scientific explanations and harrowing insights, Germs is a masterfully written -- and timely -- work of investigative journalism.

Germs

Author: Judith Miller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684871599
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Presents an account of germ weaponry around the globe, including the Soviet Union's biological weapons program that contains an abundance of anthrax germs, and the United States' attempt to put an end to these efforts.

Germs

Author: Judith Miller
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ISBN: 9780743230711
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The Biology of Doom

Author: Ed Regis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805057652
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From anthrax to botulism, from smallpox to Ebola, the threat of biological destruction is rapidly overtaking our collective fear of atomic weaponry. This riveting narrative traces America's own covert biological weapons program from its origins in World War II to its abrupt cancellation in 1969. In light of America's increasing surveillance and condemnation of foreign biological weapons programs, this exposé of America's own dangerous Cold War secret is both fascinating and shocking. The project, at its peak, employed 5,000 people and tested pathogens on 2,000 live human volunteers; conducted open-air tests on American soil; sprayed our cities with bacterial aerosols; and stockpiled millions of bacterial bombs for instant deployment. Yet, surprisingly, almost nothing has been published about this project until now. This is the first book to expose the true story of America's secret program to create biological weapons of mass destruction.

Plague Wars

Author: Tom Mangold
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312263799
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Biological Weapons

Author: Jeanne Guillemin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231129432
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A timely account of how resources for biological weapons programs were mobilized and why such weapons have never been deployed in major conflicts offers an understanding of the relevance of the historical restraints placed on the use of biological weapons and looks at what can to done to prevent their proliferation in the post-September 11th world.

Gross But True Germs

Author: Luann Colombo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780689814952
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An exploration of the world of viruses, fungi, bacteria, athlete's foot, pimples, and other germ-related subjects provides scientific facts and instructions on how to grow germs at home.

Hidden Atrocities

Author: Jeanne Guillemin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231544987
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In the aftermath of World War II, the Allied intent to bring Axis crimes to light led to both the Nuremberg trials and their counterpart in Tokyo, the International Military Tribunal of the Far East. Yet the Tokyo Trial failed to prosecute imperial Japanese leaders for the worst of war crimes: inhumane medical experimentation, including vivisection and open-air pathogen and chemical tests, which rivaled Nazi atrocities, as well as mass attacks using plague, anthrax, and cholera that killed thousands of Chinese civilians. In Hidden Atrocities, Jeanne Guillemin goes behind the scenes at the trial to reveal the American obstruction that denied justice to Japan’s victims. Responsibility for Japan’s secret germ-warfare program, organized as Unit 731 in Harbin, China, extended to top government leaders and many respected scientists, all of whom escaped indictment. Instead, motivated by early Cold War tensions, U.S. military intelligence in Tokyo insinuated itself into the Tokyo Trial by blocking prosecution access to key witnesses and then classifying incriminating documents. Washington decision makers, supported by the American occupation leader, General Douglas MacArthur, sought to acquire Japan’s biological-warfare expertise to gain an advantage over the Soviet Union, suspected of developing both biological and nuclear weapons. Ultimately, U.S. national-security goals left the victims of Unit 731 without vindication. Decades later, evidence of the Unit 731 atrocities still troubles relations between China and Japan. Guillemin’s vivid account of the cover-up at the Tokyo Trial shows how without guarantees of transparency, power politics can jeopardize international justice, with persistent consequences.

Clouds of Secrecy

Author: Leonard A. Cole
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780822630012
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Assesses the risks of the Army's biological warfare program, discusses uses of germ warfare in Afghanistan by the Soviet Union, and examines the ethics of such weapons.

Secrets and Lies

Author: Gordon Thomas
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Know the truth and it shall make you free is the motto emblazoned in the entrance to CIA’s headquarters in Virginia. Yet, as this revelatory and highly topical book clearly demonstrates, the CIA has hidden the truth about its own dirty deeds, including torture, brainwashing, and germ warfare. Secrets and Lies introduces never-before published government documents and includes affidavits and transcriptions of interviews with both perpetrators and victims of the CIA’s clandestine operations. Revelations include the story behind the death of Frank Olson, killed to prevent him from ‘blowing the whistle’ on the CIA’s mind control and secret weapons programmes, including how Donald Rumsfeld and Richard Cheney were complicit. Further, it tells the chilling details of mind control experiments on unwitting mental patients in an effort to perfect brainwashing techniques, including hallucinogenics, electric shocks and partial lobotomies. It also includes information on the full extent of US biological and chemical weapons research conducted by the CIA, whose Assassination Manual is published here for the first time. This fascinating, often shocking book aims at making the truth known about a tragic chapter in American history that may not yet be closed. Gordon Thomas is a bestselling author of 40 books published worldwide, a number dealing with the intelligence world. His awards include the Citizens Commission for Human Rights Lifetime Achievement Award for Investigative Journalism, the Mark Twain Society Award for Reporting Excellence, and an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Investigation. He lives in Ireland.