Deadly germs sprayed in shopping malls, bomblets spewing anthrax spores over battlefields, tiny vials of plague scattered in Times Square - these are the poor man's hydrogen bombs, hideous weapons of mass destruction that can be made in a simple laboratory. Germs uncovers the truth about biological weapons and shows why bio-warfare and bio-terrorism are fast becoming our worst national nightmare. Based on hundreds of interviews with scientists and senior officials - including President Clinton and defectors from the former Soviet Union's sinister bio weapons labs - as well as recently declassified documents, Germs shows us bio-warriors past and present at work in their trade. A frightening and unforgettable narrative of cutting-edge science and spycraft, Germs shows us why advances in biology and the spread of germ weapons expertise to such countries as Iran, Iraq, and North Korea could make germs the weapon of the 21st century.More
"Makes the issues clear and accessible...even skeptical readers may have trouble sleeping easily after they finish it." (The New York Times)
"Chilling context about a nefarious weapon." (Booklist)
"Well-researched and documented." (Amazon.com)
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It's Judith Miller.
I would have preferred a text more focused on current trends and historical facts and less focused on justifying anything any Bush Administration has ever done.
The fact that in the end, it's still an apologia for government paternalism.
Should be called "Beltway Dollars"
- G. Spence