Germs by Judith Miller audiobook

Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War

By Judith Miller , Stephen Engelberg , and William Broad
Read by Murphy Guyer

Simon & Schuster Audio
6.18 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Deadly germs sprayed in shopping malls, bomblets spewing anthrax sporesover 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 is bioo-warriors past and present at work at their trade. A frightening and unforgetable 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 twenty-first century.

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Summary

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

One of the 2001 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

Deadly germs sprayed in shopping malls, bomblets spewing anthrax sporesover 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 is bioo-warriors past and present at work at their trade. A frightening and unforgetable 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 twenty-first century.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The most important book of the year.” New York Times
Compelling and highly readable…an authoritative book.”  Washington Post Book World
“Engrossing, well-documented, and highly readable…Both a revelation and a history; [the] authors are both skilled reporters and tellers of vivid stories.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Well-researched and documented, this book will not disappoint readers looking for a reliable and sober resource on the topic.” Amazon.com, editorial review

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English