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A Plague Upon Humanity
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"In his scholarly but gut-wrenching book, Barenblatt establishes that, between 1932 and 1945, at least 580,000 Chinese were killed by germ warfare... Readers of this book will need a strong stomach." 'Sunday Express' "The function of Daniel Barenblatt's detailed and angry book is to indict Axis Japan of a genocide almost as hideous as the European Holocaust... It reminds us, as we cannot be too often reminded, that unimaginable evil is committed by ordinary men and women." 'The Scotsman' "The horrifying and shocking story of imperial Japan's biological weapons programme... When Bush and Blair preach about the horrors of weapons of mass destruction we should remember that both Britain and the US have germ warfare programmes." 'Socialist Review' "Anyone familiar with recent events will understand the pragmatic point of view that bio-weapons are only bad when the other guy has them. Barenblatt's book makes that point even more forcefully... Shocking, gripping stuff - hard to read, and even harder to put down." 'Focus' "This valuable and interesting insight into a hitherto little known area concludes with a description of the alleged collusion between the Japanese and the Americans that resulted in a cover-up of these war crimes and the evasion of prosecution by the main perpetrators." 'Military Illustrated' "Apart from the horrors of the experiments, what shocks people today is that many of the perpetrators were never brought to a war crimes trial... The US authorities considered Ishii's research programme to be too valuable to be revealed in public... A volume that helps to keep the truth alive." 'Contemporary Review' "A readable book that documents what happened... The more people who know this, and about those who did deals to suppress the information, the better." 'Nature' "Known as 'the secret of secrets', which author Daniel Barenblatt has now exposed, along with the extent of the cover-up the United States government authorised... describes the first large scale use of biological weapons in a war, a topical and important contribution to the current debate over Weapons of Mass Destruction." 'Gun Mart'"

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Daniel Barenblatt holds degrees from Harvard University and the University of California. He has written about Japanese germ warfare for 'The Washington Post'.

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"In his scholarly but gut-wrenching book, Barenblatt establishes that, between 1932 and 1945, at least 580,000 Chinese were killed by germ warfare... Readers of this book will need a strong stomach." 'Sunday Express' "The function of Daniel Barenblatt's detailed and angry book is to indict Axis Japan of a genocide almost as hideous as the European Holocaust... It reminds us, as we cannot be too often reminded, that unimaginable evil is committed by ordinary men and women." 'The Scotsman' "The horrifying and shocking story of imperial Japan's biological weapons programme... When Bush and Blair preach about the horrors of weapons of mass destruction we should remember that both Britain and the US have germ warfare programmes." 'Socialist Review' "Anyone familiar with recent events will understand the pragmatic point of view that bio-weapons are only bad when the other guy has them. Barenblatt's book makes that point even more forcefully... Shocking, gripping stuff - hard to read, and even harder to put down." 'Focus' "This valuable and interesting insight into a hitherto little known area concludes with a description of the alleged collusion between the Japanese and the Americans that resulted in a cover-up of these war crimes and the evasion of prosecution by the main perpetrators." 'Military Illustrated' "Apart from the horrors of the experiments, what shocks people today is that many of the perpetrators were never brought to a war crimes trial... The US authorities considered Ishii's research programme to be too valuable to be revealed in public... A volume that helps to keep the truth alive." 'Contemporary Review' "A readable book that documents what happened... The more people who know this, and about those who did deals to suppress the information, the better." 'Nature' "Known as 'the secret of secrets', which author Daniel Barenblatt has now exposed, along with the extent of the cover-up the United States government authorised... describes the first large scale use of biological weapons in a war, a topical and important contribution to the current debate over Weapons of Mass Destruction." 'Gun Mart'"

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