Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace (Paperback)Thomas I Faith (author)
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Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
"As the centennial anniversary of World War I is upon us and as chlorine gas is once again being used as a weapon of war in the Middle East, Faith's review of the birth of the Chemical Warfare Service is well-timed and pertinent."--H-Net Reviews
"Faith offers a compelling investigation of the U.S. Army's experience with chemical weapons in World War I. Ultimately the public and government rejected future use of chemical weapons in battle. If Americans had accepted the arguments of chemical weapons experts, twentieth-century warfare would have been even more terrifying. This book tells an important story of a path not taken, at least not yet."
--Jennifer D. Keene, author of Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America
"A compelling case study of the dilemmas the US Army faced in that period."--Michigan War Studies Review
"Faith's study will be very useful and instructive for anyone interested in the Army's uneasy relationship with chemical warfare during and immediately after World War I."-- On Point: Journal of Army History
"A must-read for anyone who is seriously interested in American involvement in chemical warfare during World War I."--U.S. Military History Review
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