Germs

Author(s): Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, William J. Broad

The War On Terror

Timely and authoritative, Germs is a frightening and unforgettable narrative of cutting-edge science and spycraft. The atrocities in New York and Washington on 11 September 2001 highlighted as never before the Western world's vulnerability to terrorist attacks of all kinds. As the global coalition seeks justice and retribution so millions of people around the world consider their exposure to further outrages. Bio-terrorism, the subject of this book, is at the heart of many fears: the poor man's hydrogen bomb, a biological or chemical weapon of mass destruction can be made in a laboratory and transported in a briefcase -- yet it can silently devastate an entire population. This chilling report reveals the spread of germ weaponry throughout the world and the massive, and until now largely undisclosed, effort to stop it. Readers see first-hand the vast extent of the Soviet Union's biological weapons program, with its rows of silos filled with tons of anthrax germs. They learn of efforts by Iran, Iraq and other rogue states to recruit the scientists who created this horror. And they learn of the West's secret effort to thwart the spread of such germ technology to those who would use chemistry and biology not to heal but to kill. Judith Miller, a correspondent for The New York Times since 1977, has reported from throughout the world and concentrated on the Middle East and the former Soviet republics. Her most recent book is God Has Ninety-nine Names. Stephen Engelberg has reported on national security for over a decade and is now investigations editor for the Times. William Broad, a science writer for the Times since 1983, has twice shared the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent book is The Universe Below. Paperback


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  • : Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, William J. Broad