Toxic: A History of Nerve Agents, From Nazi Germany to Putin's Russia (Hardback)Dan Kaszeta (author)
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Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 408
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
'Kaszeta has a difficult theme but he avoids both jargon and the intricacies of the science. ...You feel part of the discussion, helped through the complexities and invited to turn back to previous pages to better understand a line of history or thinking.' -- The Scotsman
'Extremely useful.' -- Eliot Higgins, 'Books That Made Me', Sunday Times South Africa
'Dan Kaszeta weaves an extraordinary narrative from the secret history of some of the deadliest substances ever created. From the plains of north Germany to the suburbs of Damascus he explains the development and use of nerve agents, employing his own deep knowledge, telling detail, and deadpan humour.' -- Mark Urban
'Impeccably researched and engagingly written, Toxic tells a fascinating, dark tale, which has a chilling resonance for our own times.' -- Roger Moorhouse, historian, and author of 'The Devils' Alliance: Hitler's Pact with Stalin, 1939-1941' and 'First to Fight: The Polish War 1939'
'This is an accessible, well written and very useful book on a difficult and contentious topic. Offering a dispassionate account of the inception of nerve agents, Kaszeta does a great service by gathering up the history of these chemicals into one authoritatively written volume.' -- Dr Matthew Ford, University of Sussex, author of 'Weapon of Choice: Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation'
'From Sarin to Novichok, the twenty-first century demonstrates that the use of nerve agents ... is an increasing threat to civilian populations across the world. ... How we reached this moment should not be forgotten, and nor should that history be twisted by conspiracists pursuing their own agendas.' -- Eliot Higgins, founder of Bellingcat, the open-source investigative journalism website
'Brings to life this macabre and secretive subject like never before ... the investigatory work demonstrated by Kaszeta is clear and second to none. ... [A] highly thought-provoking and entertaining read.' -- The RUSI Journal
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