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Napalm : an American biography

Author: Robert M Neer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Neer has written the first history of napalm, from its inaugural test on the Harvard College soccer field, to a Marine Corps plan to attack Japan with millions of bats armed with tiny napalm time bombs, to the reflections of Phan Thi Kim Phuc, a girl who knew firsthand about its power and its morality.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Design and construction History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Neer, Robert M., 1964-
Napalm.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012034926
(OCoLC)809789708
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Neer
ISBN: 9780674075450 0674075455
OCLC Number: 831658265
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 310 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue --
Hero --
Harvard's genius --
Anonymous research no. 4 --
American kamikazes: suicide bomber bats --
We'll fight mercilessly --
The American century --
Soldier --
Freedom's furnace --
Vietnam syndrome --
Seeing is believing --
Indicted --
Pariah --
Baby burners --
Trial of fire --
The third protocol --
Judgment day --
The weapon that dare not speak its name --
Epilogue: the whole world is watching.
Responsibility: Robert M. Neer.
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Napalm was invented on Valentine's Day 1942 at a secret Harvard war research laboratory. It created an inferno that killed over 87,500 people in Tokyo--more than died in the atomic explosions at  Read more...

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The author details napalm's creation by Louis Fieser (1899-1977) at Harvard and its pre-Vietnam use, wreaking mayhem in Japan during World War II and later in the Korean War. Neer's coverage of Read more...

 
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