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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (397 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, William Broad Narrator: Murphy Guyer Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Deadly germs sprayed in shopping malls, bomblets spewing anthrax sporesover battlefields, tiny vials of plague scattered in Times Square -- these are the poor man's hydrogen bombs, hideous weapons of mass destruction that can be made in a simple laboratory.

Germs uncovers the truth about biological weapons and shows why bio-warfare and bio-terrorism are fast becoming our worst national nightmare. Based on hundreds of interviews with scientists and senior officials -- including President Clinton and defectors from the former Soviet Union's sinister bio weapons labs -- as well as recently declassified documents, Germs shows is bioo-warriors past and present at work at their trade. A frightening and unforgetable narrative of cutting-edge science and spycraft, Germs shows us why advances in biology and the spread of germ weapons expertise to such countries as Iran, Iraq, and North Korea could make germs the weapon of the twenty-first century.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The most important book of the year.”

    New York Times

  • Compelling and highly readable…an authoritative book.” 

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Engrossing, well-documented, and highly readable…Both a revelation and a history; [the] authors are both skilled reporters and tellers of vivid stories.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Well-researched and documented, this book will not disappoint readers looking for a reliable and sober resource on the topic.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • One of the 2001 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by M | 2/20/2014

    " If you want to know the secret world of germ warfare and the not so secret uses against us..read it,,master journalists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by K Susan | 2/14/2014

    " True story. Brings to light how easily accessible diseases, which thought to be obliterated, really are. Live viruses closer than one would realize right here in the U.S. The threat of biological warfare is surprising. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Gabriella | 2/8/2014

    " Tried and tried, but just couldn't get into it- I didn't finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Trevor Ram | 2/2/2014

    " Straightforward reporting on an interesting subject. The writing is not powerful, but forces you to mull the implications of a world on the brink of germ warfare. It can definitely get the imagination going. "

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