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Agent Orange on Trial
by Peter H. Schuck
Paperback: 363 pages
Harvard Univ Pr; ISBN: 0674010264; Revised edition (December 1987)

America's Achilles' Heel: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Terrorism and Covert Attack
by Richard A. Falkenrath, et al
Paperback ; Published 1998

Banning Chemical Weapons : The Scientific Background
by Hugh D. Crone
Paperback: 122 pages
Cambridge University Press; ISBN: 0521427118; (December 1992)

by Ken Alibek with Stephen Handelman
In this fast-paced memoir, Ken Alibek combines cutting-edge science with the narrative techniques of a thriller to describe some of the most awful weapons imaginable. The result will remind readers of The Hot Zone, Richard Preston's smart bestseller about the Ebola virus. That book focuses on the dangers of a freak accident; Biohazard shows how disease can become a deliberate tool of war. Alibek, once a top scientist in the Soviet Union's biological weapons program, describes putting anthrax on a warhead and targeting a city on the other side of the world. "A hundred kilograms of anthrax spores would, in optimal atmospheric conditions, kill up to three million people in any of the densely populated metropolitan areas of the United States," he writes. "A single SS-18 [missile] could wipe out the population of a city as large as New York."

Chilling passages like these, plus discussions of proliferation and terrorism, make Biohazard a harrowing book, but it also has a human side. Alibek, who defected to the United States, describes the routine danger of his work: "A bioweapons lab leaves its mark on a person forever." An unending stream of vaccinations has destroyed his sense of smell, afflicted him with allergies, made it impossible to eat certain kinds of food, and "weakened my resistance to disease and probably shortened my life." But it didn't take away his ability to tell an astonishing story. --John J. Miller -
Hardcover: 319 pages
Random House; ISBN: 0375502319;

The Continuing Storm : Iraq, Poisonous Weapons, and Deterrence
by Avigdor Haselkorn
Listed under Gulf War 1991

Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War
by Judith Miller, et al
Three reporters from The New York Times survey the recent history of biological weapons and sound an alarm about the coming threat of the "poor man's hydrogen bomb." Germs begins ominously enough, recounting the chilling attack by the followers of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh in 1984 on the Dalles, Oregon--no one died, but nearly 1,000 were infected with a strain of salmonella that the cult had legally obtained, then cultured and distributed. While the U.S. maintained an active "bugs and gas" program in the '50s and early '60s, bio-weapons were effectively pulled off this country's agenda in 1972 when countries around the world, led by the United States, forswore development of such weapons at the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. The issue reemerged in the early '90s thanks to Saddam Hussein and revelations of the clandestine and massive buildup of bio-weapons in remote corners of the Soviet Union. The book's description of the Soviet program is horrific. At its peak the program employed thousands of scientists, developing bioengineered pathogens as well as producing hundreds of tons of plague, anthrax, and smallpox annually. The authors conclude that while a biological attack against the United States is not necessarily inevitable, the danger of bio-weapons is too real to be ignored. Well-researched and documented, this book will not disappoint readers looking for a reliable and sober resource on the topic. --Harry C. Edwards -
Hardcover: 352 pages
Simon & Schuster; ISBN: 0684871580;
Jane's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense
Listed under Jane's Military Books

When Every Moment Counts: What You Need to Know About Bioterrorism from the Senate's Only Doctor
by Bill Frist, William H. Frist
Paperback: 192 pages
Rowman & Littlefield; ISBN: 0742522458; (March )

Silent Warfare : Understanding the World of Intelligence
by Abram N. Shulsky, Gary J. Schmitt
Paperback: 320 pages
Brasseys, Inc.; ISBN: 1574883453; 3rd edition (October )

Nightmare in Bari : The World War II Liberty Ship Poison Gas Disaster and Coverup
by Gerald Reminick
Hardcover: 288 pages
Glencannon Press; ISBN: 1889901210;

The United States and Biological Warfare : Secrets from the Early Cold War and Korea
by Stephen Endicott, Edward Hagerman

The UNSCOM Saga : Chemical and Biological Weapons Non-Proliferation (Global Issues Series)
by Graham S. Pearson
Hardcover - 256 pages (November )
Palgrave; ISBN: 0312229593

Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons Agenda
by Khidr Abd Al-Abbas Hamzah, et al

21st Century Complete Guide to Bioterrorism, Biological and Chemical Weapons, Germs and Germ Warfare, Nuclear and Radiation Terrorism - Military Manuals and Federal Documents with Practical Emergency Plans, Protective Measures, Medical Treatment and Survival Information
by Department of Defense
Over 30,000 pages in 146 documents (occupying over 600 MB) from all major Federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Dept. of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), EPA, and GAO give detailed, useful, practical, current information on the NBC (nuclear, biological, and chemical) threat. The Publisher.
CD-ROM: 30007 pages
Progressive Management; ISBN: 1931828091; (September 30, )
21st Century Bioterrorism and Germ Weapons - U.S. Army Field Manual for the Treatment of Biological Warfare Agent Casualties (Anthrax, Smallpox, Plague, Viral Fevers, Toxins, Delivery Methods, Detection, Symptoms, Treatment, Equipment)
by Department of Defense (Ring-bound)

2002 Bioterrorism After the Anthrax Attacks: Complete Revised Guide to Biological Weapons and Germ Warfare ¿ Anthrax, Smallpox, Medicines, Treatment, Preparedness, White House, Homeland Security, CDC, HHS, FDA, NIH, Military Manuals
by U. S. Government (CD-ROM)

21st Century Terrorism, Germs and Germ Weapons, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Warfare - Army Medical NBC Battlebook
by Department of Defense (Ring-bound)

21st Century Germs, Germ Warfare, Anthrax, and Bioterrorism: Fort Detrick Official Medical Management Handbook plus Complete Guide to Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Terrorism (Book and CD-ROM)
by U.S. Government (CD-ROM)

Germ Warfare : Terror in Central Asia
by John Lonergan

The Biology of Doom : The History of America's Secret Germ Warfare Project
by Edward Regis, Ed Regis
Hardcover: 259 pages
Henry Holt & Company, Inc.; ISBN: 0805057641; (November )


Chemical and Biological Warfare : An Annotated Bibliography
by Eric Croddy
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Scarecrow Press; ISBN: 0810832712; Ant edition (June 19, )

Chemical and Biological Warfare Developments, 1985 (Sipr Chemical and Biological Warfare Studies, No 6) by Julian Perry Robinson
Paperback: 110 pages
Oxford Univ Pr; ISBN: 0198291108;

Chemical and Biological Weapons : A Study of Proliferation
by Edward M. Spiers
Hardcover: Palgrave; ISBN: 0312121210;

Clouds of Secrecy : The Army's Germ-Warfare Tests over Populated Areas
by Leonard A. Cole
Hardcover: 188 pages
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing; ISBN: 0847675793; (June 28, 1988)

First Responder Chem-Bio Handbook
by Ben N. Venzke (Editor)

Biological Warfare Against Crops (Global Issues)
by Simon M. Whitby
Hardcover: 288 pages
Palgrave; ISBN: 0333920856;

Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicity at Low Levels
by Satu M. Somani (Editor), James A. Romano (Editor)

The Continuing Storm : Iraq, Poisonous Weapons and Deterrence
by Avigdor Haselkorn
Hardcover: 336 pages
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300075820; (March )

The Diplomacy of Biological Disarmament : Vicissitudes of a Treaty in Force 1975-85
by Nicholas A. Sims
Hardcover: 356 pages
ISBN: 0312211198; (August 1988)

The Eleventh Plague : The Politics of Biological and Chemical Warfare
by Leonard A. Cole
Hardcover:W H Freeman & Co; ISBN: 0716729504; (December )

Factories of Death : Japanese Biological Warfare 1932-45 and the American Cover-Up by Sheldon H. Harris
Listed under Japanese War Crimes

The Future of Biological Weapons (The Washington Papers, Vol 151)
by Barend Ter Haar
Hardcover: 190 pages
Praeger Pub Text; ISBN: 0275941000; (July 1991)

Guide to Germ Warfare (Technical Manual; No 3-216)
by Charles Piller, Keith R. Yamamoto
Hardcover: Gordon Press Publications; ISBN: 0849035708; (May 1990)
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Lethal Mists : An Introduction to the Natural and Military Sciences of Chemical, Biological Warfare and Terrorism
by Eric R. Taylor
Hardcover: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1560724595;

NBC : Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare on the Modern Battlefield (Brassey's Modern Military Equipment)
by John Norris, Will Fowler
Looks at the nature of chemical, biological and nuclear threats, the equipment available to detect radiation and biological and chemical agents, and the measures available to the soldier to protect himself and to continue in an NBC environment.
Hardcover: 112 pages
Brasseys, Inc.; ISBN: 1857531825; 1st edition (January 15, )

No Fire, No Thunder : The Threat of Chemical and Biological Weapons
by Sean Murphy
Paperback ; Published 1984

Nonproliferation Primer : Preventing the Spread of Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons
by Randall Forsberg (Editor), et al
Paperback ; Published 1995

Silent Death : The Threat of Chemical and Biological Terrorism
by Kathlyn Gay
Library Binding: 128 pages
Twenty First Century Books; ISBN: 0761314016; (April )

Superterrorism : Assassins, Mobsters and Weapons of Mass Destruction
by Glenn E. Schweitzer, Carole C. Dorsch
Hardcover: 350 pages
Perseus Pr; ISBN: 0306459906;

U.S. Chemical and Biological Defense Respirators : An Illustrated History (Schiffer Military/Aviation History)
by Christopher T. Carey, Chris Carey
Hardcover: 223 pages
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; ISBN: 0764303872; (January )
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The United States and Biological Warfare : Secrets from the Early Cold War and Korea
by Stephen Endicott, Edward Hagerman
An airplane flies over enemy territory, dropping a shiny cylindrical object near a town. When the townspeople go to investigate, they find flies, spiders, and feathers scattered among bomb fragments in the snow. Biological testing reveals that all the items are contaminated with the anthrax bacillus. The Iran-Iraq war? International terrorism? Or the United States in northeastern China, 1952? The term "biological warfare" brings to mind images of ruthless dictators, delusional terrorists, and cartoonish movie villains. The assertions made by Stephen Endicott and Edward Hagerman, that the United States engaged in germ warfare against China and North Korea in the 1950s, are therefore both shocking and disturbing. The United States and Biological Warfare is an important yet flawed history of the American program, from its origin in 1941 as the Bacteriological Warfare Committee (quickly and obfuscatingly renamed the WBC) to its abrupt closure in the 1960s. The main focus of the book, however, is the United States' activities in Korea and China during the Korean War--where, Endicott and Hagerman claim, the U.S. launched a number of biological attacks to spread anthrax, cholera, and smallpox viruses, as well as other disease-causing agents. This book is bound to draw criticism from many sides; despite their thorough research, the authors have yet to find a proper "smoking gun." Some of the science is muddled, as well--though it is at times difficult to tell if the confusion began in the military documents or with the authors. The circumstantial evidence and overall argument, however, are quite compelling. What is even more disturbing than these activities (including the fact that scientists who were active in Japan's biological warfare program in World War II were granted immunity for their war crimes in return for sharing their knowledge) is the wartime mentality that causes countries to contemplate and even commit atrocities in the name of national security. A chilling read.
Hardcover: 304 pages
Indiana University Press; ISBN: 0253334721; (January )

Verifying Nonproliferation Treaties : Obligation, Process, and Sovereignty
by J. Christian Kessler
Paperback: 155 pages
National Defense University Press; ISBN: 0160516838;

Views on Possible Verification Measures for the Biological Weapons Convention (Sipri Chemical and Biological Warfare Studies, No 12)
by S.J. Lundin (Editor)
Paperback: 124 pages
Oxford Univ Pr; ISBN: 0198291426; (August 1991)

Biological Warfare in the 21st Century : Biotechnology and the Proliferation of Biological Weapons
by Malcolm Dando
Hardcover: 258 pages
ISBN: 1857530640;
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The Soldier's Guide Book (Ausa Institute of Land Warfare Book.)
Raymond K., Jr., Col. Bluhm, James B. Motley 
Hardcover / Published 1995
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