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Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War | [Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, William Broad]

Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War

Three New York Times reporters uncover the truth about biological weapons. In a frightening and unforgettable narrative of cutting-edge science and spycraft, Germs reconstructs the former Soviet and Iraqi germ warfare programs, and how they affected U.S. policy. "Chilling," says Booklist.
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Publisher's Summary

Deadly germs sprayed in shopping malls, bomblets spewing anthrax spores over battlefields, tiny vials of plague scattered in Times Square - these are the poor man's hydrogen bombs, hideous weapons of mass destruction that can be made in a simple laboratory.

Germs uncovers the truth about biological weapons and shows why bio-warfare and bio-terrorism are fast becoming our worst national nightmare. Based on hundreds of interviews with scientists and senior officials - including President Clinton and defectors from the former Soviet Union's sinister bio weapons labs - as well as recently declassified documents, Germs shows us bio-warriors past and present at work in their trade.

A frightening and unforgettable narrative of cutting-edge science and spycraft, Germs shows us why advances in biology and the spread of germ weapons expertise to such countries as Iran, Iraq, and North Korea could make germs the weapon of the 21st century.

©2001 Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William Broad, All Rights Reserved; (P)2001 Simon & Schuster Inc., AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Makes the issues clear and accessible...even skeptical readers may have trouble sleeping easily after they finish it." (The New York Times)
"Chilling context about a nefarious weapon." (Booklist)
"Well-researched and documented." (Amazon.com)

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    Seth Playa Del Rey, CA, United States 09-10-12
    Seth Playa Del Rey, CA, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2007
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have preferred a text more focused on current trends and historical facts and less focused on justifying anything any Bush Administration has ever done.


    What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

    The fact that in the end, it's still an apologia for government paternalism.


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    Jennifer 05-02-14
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    Where does Germs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top, but not at the top. It contained some truly fascinating case studies, but I ended up wishing there were more case studies and less policy discussion.


    Any additional comments?

    The overall lessons are really interesting and valuable, but at times there was too much detail about the behind-the-scenes movements that a person doesn't really need to know. One does end up learning how the US arrives at policies for different types of defense strategies, including this one. I am glad I listened to it - I just think a potential reader should know it's almost at an academic level, not just a popular one. That's fine with me, but not everyone would enjoy the depth.

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