Best Biological & Chemical Warfare History Books
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1. U.S. Army Special Forces Guide to Unconventional Warfare: Devices and Techniques for Incendiaries
Author: by Department of the Army
Published at: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (March 1, 2011)
The official manual from the United States, meant for novices and experienced soldiers. Describes ways to use tannerite, aluminum powder, thermite, fuse cords, fuse igniters, and more in unconventional warfareand much more.U.S. Army Special Forces Guide to Unconventional Warfare contains incredibly detailed information and visuals provided by the U.S.Army.
With this guide, you will be able to easily apply its material to understand and create initiators, igniters, and incendiary materials. This is an anarchist cookbook of sorts by army guys. It is an improvised munitions handbook made from U.S.Army intelligence.
The table of contents includes gelled gasoline, fire fudge, napalm, silver nitrate, concentrated sulfuric acid, fuse cords, spontaneous combustion, and delay mechanisms. Brimming with special forces secrets, this guide is a critical tool for any provocateur-in-training and provides insight into how American special forces are fighting our enemies overseas.
2. The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency
Author: by Annie Jacobsen
Published at: Back Bay Books; Illustrated edition (June 7, 2016)
Discover the definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, in this Pulitzer Prize finalist from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51. No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department’s most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency.
In the first-ever history about the organization, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or “the Pentagon’s brain,” from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present.
This is the book on DARPA – a compelling narrative about this clandestine intersection of science and the American military and the often frightening results.
3. War and Peace and War: The Rise and Fall of Empires
Author: by Peter Turchin
Published at: Plume; Annotated edition (February 27, 2007)
In War and Peace and War, Peter Turchin uses his expertise in evolutionary biology to offer a bold new theory about the course of world history. Turchin argues that the key to the formation of an empire is a society’s capacity for collective action.
He demonstrates that high levels of cooperation are found where people have to band together to fight off a common enemy, and that this kind of cooperation led to the formation of the Roman and Russian empires, and the United States.
But as empires grow, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, conflict replaces cooperation, and dissolution inevitably follows. Eloquently argued and rich with historical examples, War and Peace and War offers a bold new theory about the course of world history with implications for nations today.
4. U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological And Chemical Survival Manual
Author: by Dick Couch
Published at: Basic Books; 1st Printing edition (April 3, 2003)
In this comprehensive guide, military experts teach you how to survive an attack on American soil, from North Korean missiles to weaponized smallpox North Korean nukes. Dirty bombs in train stations.Chemical warfare. Americans have more reasons than ever to be afraid.
If a nuclear missile strikes, will you know what to do? If a nerve agent is released in your office building, will you know the best way to avoid harm?The U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Survival Manual gives you the information you need to survive a terrorist attack.
It contains the best practices of all the United States’ military services, adapted for the first time for civilian use. Experts agree that the threats posed by terrorists and enemy nations have never been graver. This handbook is the single most effective tool you can own to protect yourself and your family against the danger looming over our homeland.
This manual will show you how to: – Protect yourself during a chemical or biological attack – Recognize the indicators of nuclear, chemical and biological attack – Develop a simple and effective family action plan – Guard against the radiological effects of a dirty bomb – Assist victims of nuclear, chemical, or biological agents – Assemble and store the everyday materials that could save your life
5. The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story
Author: by Richard Preston
Published at: Fawcett; First Ballantine Mass Market Edition (August 26, 2003)
The bard of biological weapons captures the drama of the front lines. Richard Danzig, former secretary of the navy The first major bioterror event in the United States-the anthrax attacks in October 2001-was a clarion call for scientists who work with hot agents to find ways of protecting civilian populations against biological weapons.
In The Demon in the Freezer, his first nonfiction book since The Hot Zone, a #1 New York Times bestseller, Richard Preston takes us into the heart of Usamriid, the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland, once the headquarters of the U.S.
Biological weapons program and now the epicenter of national biodefense. Peter Jahrling, the top scientist at Usamriid, a wry virologist who cut his teeth on Ebola, one of the world’s most lethal emerging viruses, has ORCON security clearance that gives him access to top secret information on bioweapons.
His most urgent priority is to develop a drug that will take on smallpox-and win. Eradicated from the planet in 1979 in one of the great triumphs of modern science, the smallpox virus now resides, officially, in only two high-security freezers-at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and in Siberia, at a Russian virology institute called Vector.
6. The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler
Author: by Thomas Hager
Published at: Crown; 1st Edition (August 18, 2009)
A sweeping history of tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and the Haber-Bosch discovery that changed billions of livesincluding your own. At the dawn of the twentieth century, humanity was facing global disaster: Mass starvation was about to become a reality. A call went out to the world’ s scientists to find a solution.
This is the story of the two men who found it: brilliant, self-important Fritz Haber and reclusive, alcoholic Carl Bosch. Together they discovered a way to make bread out of air, built city-sized factories, and saved millions of lives. But their epochal triumph came at a price we are still paying.
The Haber-Bosch process was also used to make the gunpowder and explosives that killed millions during the two world wars. Both men were vilified during their lives; both, disillusioned and disgraced, died tragically. The Alchemy of Air is the extraordinary, previously untold story of a discovery that changed the way we grow food and the way we make warand that promises to continue shaping our lives in fundamental and dramatic ways.
7. Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World–Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It
Author: by Ken Alibek
Published at: Delta; Reprint edition (April 11, 2000)
Read and be amazed…. An important and fascinating look into a terrifying world of which we were blissfully unaware. Robin Cook, author of ContagionAnthrax.Smallpox. Incurable and horrifying Ebola-related fevers. For two decades, while a fearful world prepared for nuclear winter, an elite team of Russian bioweaponeers began to till a new killing field: a bleak tract sown with powerful seeds of mass destructionby doctors who had committed themselves to creating a biological Armageddon.
Biohazard is the never-before-told story of Russia’s darkest, deadliest, and most closely guarded Cold War secret. No one knows more about Russia’s astounding experiments with biowarfare than Ken Alibek. Now the mastermind behind Russia’s germ warfare effort reveals two decades of shocking breakthroughs …
How Moscow’s leading scientists actually reengineered hazardous microbes to make them even more virulent … The secrets behind the discovery of an invisible, untraceable new class of biological agents just right for use in political assassinations … The startling story behind Russia’s attempt to turn a sample of the AIDS virus into the ultimate bioweapon.
8. Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act
Author: by Nicholson Baker
Published at: Penguin Press (July 21, 2020)
A major new work, a hybrid of history, journalism, and memoir, about the modern Freedom of Information Act FOIA and the horrifying, decades-old government misdeeds that it is unable to demystify, from one of America’s most celebrated writersEight years ago, while investigating the possibility that the United States had used biological weapons in the Korean War, Nicholson Baker requested a series of Air Force documents from the early 1950s under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
Years went by, and he got no response. Rather than wait forever, Baker set out to keep a personal journal of what it feels like to try to write about major historical events in a world of pervasive redactions, witheld records, and glacially slow governmental responses.
The result is one of the most original and daring works of nonfiction in recent memory, a singular and mesmerizing narrative that tunnels into the history of some of the darkest and most shameful plans and projects of the CIA, the Air Force, and the presidencies of Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.
9. Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire
Author: by Richard B. Frank
Published at: Penguin Books; Reissue edition (May 1, 2001)
In a riveting narrative that includes information from newly declassified documents, acclaimed historian Richard B. Frank gives a scrupulously detailed explanation of the critical months leading up to the dropping of the atomic bomb. Frank explains how American leaders learned in the summer of 1945 that their alternate strategy to end the war by invasion had been shattered by the massive Japanese buildup on Kyushu, and that intercepted diplomatic documents also revealed the dismal prospects of negotiation.
Here also, for the first time, is a comprehensive account of how Japan’s leaders were willing to risk complete annihilation to preserve the nation’s existing order. Frank’s comprehensive account demolishes long-standing myths with the stark realities of this great historical controversy.
10. Army Techniques Publication ATP 3-21.8 Infantry Platoon and Squad April 2016
Author: by United States Government US Army
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 23, 2016)
This publication, Army Techniques Publication ATP 3-21. 8 Infantry Platoon and Squad April 2016, provides the doctrinal framework for all Infantry platoons and squads. It provides techniques for employment of Infantry platoons and squads in conducting decisive actions. The principle audiences for ATP 3-21.
8 are commanders, staffs, and leaders who are responsible for planning, preparing, executing, and assessing operations of the Infantry platoon and squad. It serves as an authoritative reference for personnel developing doctrine materiel and force structure, institutional and unit training, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for Infantry platoon and squad operations.
Army Techniques Publication (ATP) 3-21. 8 encompasses techniques for the Infantry platoons and squads of the Infantry, Stryker, and Armored brigade combat teams (I, S, and ABCTs). It replaces Field Manual (FM) 3-21. 8, published in March 2007, Army Tactics Techniques, and Procedures (ATTP) 3-21.
71, published in November 2010, and ATTP 3-21. 9, published in December 2010.ATP 3-21. 8 provides doctrinal guidance; describes relationships within the platoon and squad; defines organizational roles and functions, capabilities, limitations; and lay outs the responsibilities for platoons and squads during unified land operations.
11. The Massacre at El Mozote
Author: by Mark Danner
Published at: Vintage; 1st edition (April 5, 1994)
In December 1981 soldiers of the Salvadoran Army’s select, American-trained Atlacatl Battalion entered the village of El Mozote, where they murdered hundreds of men, women, and children, often by decapitation. Although reports of the massacre – and photographs of its victims – appeared in the United States, the Reagan administration quickly dismissed them as propaganda.
In the end, El Mozote was forgotten. The war in El Salvador continued, with American funding. When Mark Danner’s reconstruction of these events first appeared in The New Yorker, it sent shock waves through the news media and the American foreign-policy establishment.
Now Danner has expanded his report into a brilliant book, adding new material as well as sources. He has produced a masterpiece of scrupulous investigative journalism that is also a testament to the forgotten victims of a neglected theater of the cold war.
12. Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
Author: by Tom Holland
Published at: Anchor; Illustrated edition (June 12, 2007)
In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece.
The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland’s brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.
13. The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism
Author: by John U. Bacon
Published at: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (November 6, 2018)
NATIONAL BESTSELLER The riveting, tick-tock account of the largest manmade explosion in history prior to the atomic bomb, and the equally astonishing tales of survival and heroism that emerged from the ashes, from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author John U.
BaconAfter steaming out of New York City on December 1, 1917, laden with a staggering three thousand tons of TNT and other explosives, the munitions ship Mont-Blanc fought its way up the Atlantic coast, through waters prowled by enemy U-boats. As it approached the lively port city of Halifax, Mont-Blanc’s deadly cargo erupted with the force of 2.
9 kilotons of TNTthe most powerful explosion ever visited on a human population, save for HIroshima and Nagasaki. Mont-Blanc was vaporized in one fifteenth of a second; a shockwave leveled the surrounding city. Next came a thirty-five-foot tsunami. Most astounding of all, however, were the incredible tales of survival and heroism that soon emerged from the rubble.
14. American Conspiracies and Cover-ups: JFK, 9/11, the Fed, Rigged Elections, Suppressed Cancer Cures, and the Greatest Conspiracies of Our Time
Author: by Douglas Cirignano
Published at: Skyhorse (April 9, 2019)
Those intrepid souls seeking to peer deeper into America’s greatest conspiracies should start with Douglas Cirignano’s voluminous book. Don’t miss this tour de force. Jim Marrs, New York Times bestselling authorAmerican Conspiracies and Cover-ups brings together interviews with the bestselling and brightest minds in the alternative history world to create the definitive guide to our country’s biggest secrets.
Interviews include:Jim Marrs on the New World OrderNoam Chomsky on mainstream mediaThe JFK assassination with LBJ’s lawyerVeteran and author Robert B. Stinnet on Pearl HarborG. Edward Griffin on the Federal Reserve BankDr. William F. Pepper on MLK’s assassinationProfessor David Ray Griffin on 9/11and more!
From the foreknowledge of the attacks of Pearl Harbor and September, 11, 2001 to whether or not cancer cures and cheap alternative energy are being suppressed to the truth about our voting machines, this book covers the range of conspiracies in America.
Author Douglas Cirignano brings together the foremost experts in the field to answer these questions once and for all, and proves that mainstream histories don’t tell the real story.
15. The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
Author: by David Hoffman
Published at: Anchor; Illustrated edition (August 3, 2010)
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEThe first full account of how the Cold War arms race finally came to a close, this riveting narrative history sheds new light on the people who struggled to end this era of massive overkill, and examines the legacy of the nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that remain a threat today.
Drawing on memoirs, interviews in both Russia and the US, and classified documents from deep inside the Kremlin, David E. Hoffman examines the inner motives and secret decisions of each side and details the deadly stockpiles that remained unsecured as the Soviet Union collapsed.
This is the fascinating story of how Reagan, Gorbachev, and a previously unheralded collection of scientists, soldiers, diplomats, and spies changed the course of history.