The Eleventh Plague by Leonard A. Cole 1998

The Eleventh Plague by Leonard A. Cole 1998


The Eleventh Plague: The Politics of Biological and Chemical Warfare. Leonard A. Cole, W. H. Freeman & Co., New York, NY, U.S.A., 1998.


The Eleventh Plague deals with a terrifying and compelling subject: biological and chemical warfare. Using historical and contemporary examples, Cole explains what biological and chemical weapons are, how they are developed and tested, and what their effects can be. He vividly describes the very real threat that Iraq would use chemical weapons in the Gulf War - real enough that every man, woman, and child in Israel had to wear a gas mask. He also analyzes the possibility that the so-called Gulf War syndrome may have been due to biological or chemical weapons, a possibility that federal investigations have yet to confirm or disprove.


The Eleventh Plague arms us with a frightening knowledge. What do recent political and technical developments suggest for the future? And how will we fight this increasingly ominous, deadly plague?

Solid binding with clean pages and a very light fore edge cover curl. About

9 x 6 with 284 pp.