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The Resource Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. chemical warfare service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons, Theo Emery

Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. chemical warfare service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons, Theo Emery

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Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. chemical warfare service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons
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Hellfire boys
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the birth of the U.S. chemical warfare service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons
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Theo Emery
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  • Birth of the U.S. chemical warfare service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons
  • Birth of the United States chemical warfare service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons
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eng
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An explosive look into the dawn of chemical warfare during World War I In 1915, when German forces executed the first successful gas attack of World War I, the world watched in horror as the boundaries of warfare were forever changed. Cries of barbarianism rang throughout Europe, yet Allied nations immediately jumped into the fray, kickstarting an arms race that would redefine a war already steeped in unimaginable horror. Largely forgotten in the confines of history, the development of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in 1917 left an indelible imprint on World War I. This small yet powerful division, along with the burgeoning Bureau of Mines, assembled research and military unites devoted solely to chemical weaponry, outfitting regiments with hastily made gas-resistant uniforms and recruiting scientists and engineers from around the world into the fight. As the threat of new gases and more destructive chemicals grew stronger, the chemists' secret work in the laboratories transformed into an explosive fusion of steel, science, and gas on the battlefield. Drawing from years of research, Theo Emery brilliantly shows how World War I quickly spiraled into a chemists' war, one led by the companies of young American engineers-turned-soldiers who would soon become known as the "Hellfire Boys." As gas attacks began to mark the heaviest and most devastating battles, these brave and brilliant men were on the front lines, racing against the clock-and the Germans-to protect, develop, and unleash the latest weapons of mass destruction
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Emery, Theo
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  • Chemical warfare
  • Arms race
  • Chemical warfare
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Arms race
  • Chemical warfare
  • United States
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Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. chemical warfare service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons, Theo Emery
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Contents
Introduction: January 5, 1993 -- Prologue -- Part I. Catalyst. Holy week ; An American University ; Diabolical instruments ; Technical men ; Amos and Goliath ; "Fiendish work" -- Part II. Flash point. "A hotter fire" ; Over there ; "A constant menace" ; "Science and horror" ; "He who gasses last, gasses best" -- Part III. Retort. First gas and flame ; The Meuse and the mousetrap ; "All to the mustard" ; "War to the knife" ; "Fight the devil" ; "The devil's perfume."
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9780316264099
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(OCoLC)1007823160
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Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. chemical warfare service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons, Theo Emery
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: January 5, 1993 -- Prologue -- Part I. Catalyst. Holy week ; An American University ; Diabolical instruments ; Technical men ; Amos and Goliath ; "Fiendish work" -- Part II. Flash point. "A hotter fire" ; Over there ; "A constant menace" ; "Science and horror" ; "He who gasses last, gasses best" -- Part III. Retort. First gas and flame ; The Meuse and the mousetrap ; "All to the mustard" ; "War to the knife" ; "Fight the devil" ; "The devil's perfume."
Control code
1007823160
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316264099
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1039216e-0a3e-4ff9-bd17-e33a473b61cd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1007823160

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