Germs

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Germs

Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War (2001)

synopsis

An investigation into Washington’s secret plans for combating the deadly threat of germ warfare and terrorism. It tells of Iraqis who built Saddam Hussein’s secret arsenal, FBI agents who track Islamic radicals, spies who collect lethal microbes, scientists who outwit looming epidemics, and medical specialists who once made biological weapons but now fight their spread.

 

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“Compelling and highly readable…authorative.”

The Washington Post

“Clear and accessible…even skeptical readers may have trouble sleeping easily.”

The New York Times

“Engrossing, well-documented, and highly readable.”

The San Francisco Chronicle