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Toxic: A History of Nerve Agents, From Nazi Germany to Putin’s Russia

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A dark and chilling story of the invention, proliferation and use of nerve agents.

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AuthorDan Kaszeta
ISBN9781787387195
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2022
PublisherC Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
BindingPaperback
Original Price£14.99
Pages408
Ships By2-3 days

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Nerve agents are the world’s deadliest means of chemical warfare. Nazi Germany developed the first military-grade nerve agents and massive industry  for their manufacture—yet, strangely, the Third Reich never used them. At the end of the Second World War, the Allies were stunned to discover this advanced and extensive programme. The Soviets and Western powers embarked on a new arms race, amassing huge chemical arsenals.

From their Nazi invention to the 2018 Novichok attack in Britain, Dan Kaszeta uncovers nerve agents’ gradual spread across the world, despite international arms control efforts. They’ve been deployed in the Iran–Iraq War, by terrorists in Japan, in the Syrian Civil War, and by assassins in Malaysia and Salisbury—always with bitter consequences.

Toxic recounts the grisly history of these weapons of mass destruction: a deadly suite of invisible, odourless killers.

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