The Biology of Doom: America's Secret Germ Warfare Project

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Macmillan, 2000 - History - 272 pages
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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 exposť 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.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
22
Section 4
33
Section 5
47
Section 6
62
Section 7
75
Section 8
85
Section 12
131
Section 13
147
Section 14
165
Section 15
178
Section 16
193
Section 17
207
Section 18
223
Section 19
237

Section 9
98
Section 10
102
Section 11
114
Section 20
241
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Ed Regis, Ph.D., is a former philosophy professor and has written for Wired, Discover, and Science Digest. He is the author of four books, including Who Got Einstein's Office?, Great Mambo Chicken, and The Transhuman Condition.

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