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Books about disease and bioterrorism have become a subgenre in recent years, following the popular success of Richard Preston's The Hot Zone and Ken Alibek's Biohazard. Living Terrors probably provides the best quick-and-dirty guide to the problem for lay readers, with its harrowing descriptions of why certain diseases are so fatal and its clear assessment of America's disturbing vulnerabilities. Each chapter begins with a fictionalized account of how an attack might occur. In one, Osterholm and Schwartz write of a disgruntled scientist who loads anthrax into a crop-duster and flies over a crowded stadium. The authors believe this kind of sensationalism is completely warranted, given the nature of the threat and federal government's lackadaisical response to it. The point, they say, is "to warn you that the threat of biological terrorism is real without frightening you out of your wits. Instead, we hope to frighten you into your wits." --John J. Miller --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great resource for anyone wanting to know more about biological warfare.Published 2 months ago by Dr. B's Amazon Addict
While I think some of the material is a bit outdated- the book is getting old and we know a lot more about ebola now- I think- it's still very relevant in many, many ways-... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kristi Gilleland
Dr Osterholm wrote this book in 2000. I read it & was scared but felt informed. I gave the book to a friend. Read morePublished 12 months ago by marla wahl
Great book, although a little out dated. It's still a good read and makes you think! Especially great for the price I paid!Published 13 months ago by Holly Hedrick
I read this book back in 2007 and it keeps becoming a relevant read. Although written as a non-political book, after 9/11 and Hillary Clinton's treasonous lie about Iraq not... Read morePublished 13 months ago by R. Dodd
Published in 2000, this prescient book presents the authors’ suggestion that the United States will inevitably be attacked with biological agents, and that not enough is being done... Read morePublished 13 months ago by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
Opens your eyes and mind as to what may come or actually what is already happening. You could put this book away and reread 4-5 months again and see something that you might of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Marian E. Wells
This book is scary. It should be mandatory reading for every kid as soon as they are able. Barak Obama should get a law passed that makes it a federal offence to refuse to read... Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by William L. Vacca
Originally I didn't think much of this book, since it was one of the required books for my capstone course. Read morePublished on November 8, 2012 by SGC