Methodically researched and cogently argued by three New York Times reporters (one of whom received an anthrax-tainted letter recently), this survey of the modern history of biological weapons is a worthy, albeit frightening, exercise in investigative journalism. The book details the evolution of biowarfare (beginning about 60 years ago)from the U.S. to Iraq and the Soviet Union, vividly portraying these weapons in all their power and nightmarish possibilities.
Biological Weapons and America's Secret War
by Judith Miller
Simon & Schuster, 2001. 384pp. $14
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly
July 1, 2002