A Higher Form of Killing
The Secret History of Chemical and Biological Warfare
Publication Date: August 6, 2002
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A Higher Form of Killing opens with the first devastating battlefield use of lethal gas in World War I, and then investigates the stockpiling of biological weapons during World War II and in the decades afterward as well as the inhuman experiments con-ducted to test their effectiveness. This updated edition includes a new Introduction and a new final chapter exposing frightening developments in recent years, including the black market that emerged in chemical and biological weapons following the breakup of the Soviet Union, the acquisition of these weapons by various Third World states, the attempts of countries such as Iraq to build up arsenals, and--particularly and most recently--the use of these weapons in terrorist attacks.
"From the Hardcover edition."
Jeremy Paxman is a journalist, best known for his work presenting BBC's "Newsnight" and "University Challenge," His books include "Friends in High Places," "The English" and "The Political Animal," He lives in Oxfordshire, England.