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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
Title
Hellfire boys
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the birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons
Statement of responsibility
Theo Emery
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An explosive look into the dawn of chemical warfare during World War I "A terrifying piece of history that almost no one knows." - Hampton Sides 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.--Amazon.com
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NjBwBT
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Emery, Theo
Dewey number
358/.34097309041
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UG447
LC item number
.E44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Chemical warfare
  • Chemical warfare
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
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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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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-519) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky290306618
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 535 pages
Isbn
9780316264105
Lccn
bl2017037105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons, Theo Emery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-519) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky290306618
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 535 pages
Isbn
9780316264105
Lccn
bl2017037105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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