War of Nerves

Paperback $18.95

Anchor | Feb 13, 2007 | 496 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9781400032334

  • Paperback$18.95

    Anchor | Feb 13, 2007 | 496 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9781400032334

  • Ebook$16.99

    Anchor | Dec 18, 2007 | 496 Pages | ISBN 9780307430106

Praise

“ChillingÉ a history of the race between the advance of this taboo technology and the political efforts to abolish it. TuckerÉhas a gift for making military science readable”—The New York Times“[Tucker] writes clearly and forcefully, making his case not through argument but through the patient accumulation of appalling detailÉAn immensely useful book, presenting a vast trove of vital information in highly readable form.”—The San Francisco Chronicle“Compelling Éoffers a comprehensive history of chemical weapons, the most widely used WMD in modern history.”—The Washington Post Book World“Outstanding. . .fascinating. . . Everyone who believes weapons of mass destruction exist only in fantasy need but read this book. They are closer than you think.”—The Decatur Daily

Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Prologue: Live-Agent Training

Chapter One: The Chemistry of War
Chapter Two: IG Farben
Chapter Three: Perverted Science
Chapter Four: Twilight of the Gods
Chapter Five: Fight for the Spoils
Chapter Six: Research and Development
Chapter Seven: Building the Stockpile
Chapter Eight: Chemical Arms Race
Chapter Nine: Agent Venomous
Chapter Ten: Yemen and After
Chapter Eleven: Incident at Skull Valley
Chapter Twelve: New Fears
Chapter Thirteen: Binary Debate
Chapter Fourteen: Silent Spread
Chapter Fifteen: Peace and War
Chapter Sixteen: Whistle-Blower
Chapter Seventeen: The Tokyo Subway
Chapter Eighteen: The Emerging Threat

Epilogue: Toward Abolition
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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