From Library Journal
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"Price persuasively confirms that chemical weapons have militarily useful capabilities. . . . Price's thorough scholarship shows how chemical weapons have become a metaphor for intolerably offensive extensions of violent capabilities; the efforts to control them have become a metaphor for the potential ascendancy of law over those capabilities. It is a unique historical lesson, with potentially optimistic ramifications."―Barry Kellman, The American Journal of International Law
"A masterful analysis of how a moral norm operates in international politics."―Pacifica Review
"An interesting and insightful look into the murky world of morality in modern warfare. . . . An excellent book . . . clear in its focus, effectively presented, and persuasive in its arguments. It should most assuredly find its way onto the shelf of anyone seriously interested in the historical, moral, or pragmatic repercussions of weapons of mass destruction."―Millennium, Journal of International Studies
"A very good book on an important topic. . . . Price's scholarship is impeccable, his analysis . . . convincing, and his study . . . a hopeful argument for humanity's ability―at least on occasion―to remain the master rather than the servant of technological invention."―Technology and Culture
"A valuable book for those wishing to be informed on various chemical weapons and the use of non lethal weapons to fight future insurgencies."―The Journal of the United Service Institution of India
"An important scholarly work, with implications well beyond the specific subject of chemical weapons."―Matthew Meselson, Harvard University