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Agent Orange : history, science, and the politics of uncertainty

Author: Edwin A Martini
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2012.
Series: Culture, politics, and the cold war.
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"Taking on what one former U.S. ambassador called "the last ghost of the Vietnam War," this book examines the far-reaching impact of Agent Orange, the most infamous of the dioxin-contaminated herbicides used by American forces in Southeast Asia. Beginning in the early 1960s, when chemical defoliants were first deployed in Vietnam, Edwin A. Martini looks for answers to a host of still unresolved questions. What did  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin A Martini
ISBN: 9781558499751 155849975X 9781558499744 1558499741
OCLC Number: 794709389
Description: xvi, 302 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of abbreviations and acronyms --
Introduction: approaching Agent Orange --
Only you can prevent forests: the chemical war and the illusion of control --
Hearts, minds, and herbicides: the politics of the chemical war --
Incinerating Agent Orange: dioxin, disposal, and the environmental imaginary --
The politics of uncertainty: science, policy, and the state --
"All those others so unfortunate": Vietnam and the global legacies of the chemical war --
Conclusion: Agent Orange and the limits of science and history.
Series Title: Culture, politics, and the cold war.
Responsibility: Edwin A. Martini.

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