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Dew of death : the story of lewisite, America's World War I weapon of mass destruction

Author: Joel A Vilensky; Pandy R Sinish
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2005.
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[A timely, riveting history of America's World War I project to develop a deadly chemical weapon.].
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Vilensky, Joel A., 1951-
Dew of death.
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005001678
(OCoLC)57594783
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel A Vilensky; Pandy R Sinish
ISBN: 9780253111524 0253111528 1282072536 9781282072534 9780253346124 0253346126
OCLC Number: 71317018
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 213 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Two stars are born --
The poisonous yellow cloud and the American response --
The hunt for a new king --
The American university experimental station --
Willoughby --
The inter-war years --
Military biology and BAL --
World war II --
Lewisite production, use, and sea dumping after World War II --
Lewisite stockpiles and terrestrial residues --
Human and environmental toxicology --
Lewisite, terrorism, and the future.
Responsibility: Joel A. Vilensky ; with the assistance of Pandy R. Sinish ; foreword by Richard Butler.
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