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A Higher Form of Killing: The Secret History of Chemical and Biological Warfare

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Publisher Comments:

A Higher Form of Killing opens with the first devastating battlefield use of lethal gas in World War I, and then investigates the stockpiling of biological weapons during World War II and in the decades afterward as well as the inhuman experiments con-ducted to test their effectiveness. This updated edition includes a new Introduction and a new final chapter exposing frightening developments in recent years, including the black market that emerged in chemical and biological weapons following the breakup of the Soviet Union, the acquisition of these weapons by various Third World states, the attempts of countries such as Iraq to build up arsenals, and--particularly and most recently--the use of these weapons in terrorist attacks.

Synopsis:

An authoritative history of chemical and biological warfare is presented by bestselling authors Harris and Paxman, with a new Introduction and Epilogue that brings the history up to date, post September 11, 2001.

About the Author

Robert Harris is the author of the bestselling novels Fatherland, Enigma, and Archangel, as well as a number of nonfiction books. He lives in Berkshire, England, with his wife and children.

Jeremy Paxman reporter for Britain in mid-1970s Northern Ireland before joining Panorama. Assignments have taken him from Beirut to Uganda to Zimbabwe. A Higher Form of Killing is his first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812966534
Author:
Harris, Robert
Author:
Paxman, Jeremy
Author:
Robert Harris and Jeremy Paxman
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Chemical warfare
Subject:
Military - Biological & Chemical Warfare
Subject:
Biological warfare
Subject:
Chemical warfare -- History.
Subject:
Biological warfare - History
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
TR-02-1
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-PP BandW PHOTO INSERT
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.13x5.12x.73 in. .80 lbs.

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