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Author Hasegawa, Guy R.

Title Villainous compounds : chemical weapons and the American Civil War / Guy R. Hasegawa ; foreword by Bill Gurley
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2015
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Contents Foreword / Bill J. Gurley -- Improvements in Warlike Instrumentalities -- Greek Fire, American Style -- The Torch for the Torch -- No Living Being Will Escape -- Portending the Green Cloud -- Insinuating Dust -- Prostrated by Inhaling It -- Destroying Fluids -- Fire and Brimstone -- Sharp Horrors of Sundry Weapons -- Vulgar Poisons in Honourable Warfare -- Glossary
Summary "This book is a study of the diverse array of chemical weapons that were deployed, prepared for use, or proposed during the Civil War"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chemical weapons -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Chemical weapons -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Inventions -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Technological innovations -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Ordnance and ordnance stores -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Weapons systems -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Equipment and supplies.
Genre/Form History.
Sources.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0809334313 (electronic bk.)
9780809334315 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alkaline paper)
(cloth ; alkaline paper)