The Resource A plague upon humanity : the secret genocide of Axis Japan's germ warfare operation, Daniel Barenblatt

A plague upon humanity : the secret genocide of Axis Japan's germ warfare operation, Daniel Barenblatt

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A plague upon humanity : the secret genocide of Axis Japan's germ warfare operation
Title
A plague upon humanity
Title remainder
the secret genocide of Axis Japan's germ warfare operation
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Barenblatt
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In wartime Japan's bid for conquest, humanity suffered through one of its darkest hours, as a hidden genocide took the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Cloaked in secrecy and protected under the banner of scientific study, the best and brightest of Japan's medical establishment volunteered for a major initiative in support of the military that involved the systematic murder of Chinese civilians. With the help of the United States government, they were allowed to get away with it. Based on important original research, this book reveals as never before the full extent of this crime, in a story that is as compelling as it is terrifying." "Beginning in 1931, the military of Imperial Japan came up with a new strategy to further the nation's drive for expansion: germ warfare. But they needed help to figure out how to do it. So they recruited thousands of doctors and research scientists, all of whom accepted willingly, in order to develop a massive program of biological warfare that was referred to as "the secret of secrets." This covert operation consisted of horrifying human experiments and germ weapon attacks against people whose lives were seen as expendable, including Chinese men, women, and children living in Manchuria and other areas of Japanese occupation. Even American POWs were targeted." "At the forefront of this disturbing enterprise was an elite organization known as Unit 731, led by Japan's answer to Joseph Mengele, Dr. Shiro Ishii. Under Ishii's orders, captives were subjected to deeds that strain the boundaries of imagination. Men and women were frozen alive to study the effects of frostbite. Others were dissected without anesthesia. Tied to posts, victims were infected with virulent strains of anthrax and other diseases. Entire cities were aerially sprayed with fleas carrying bubonic plague. All told, more than five hundred thousand people died. Yet after the war, U.S. occupation forces under General Douglas MacArthur struck a deal with the doctors of Unit 731 that shielded them from accountability for their atrocities." "In this documented work, Daniel Barenblatt has drawn upon startling new evidence of Japan's germ warfare program, including firsthand accounts from both perpetrators and survivors. Authoritative, alarming, and gripping from start to finish. A Plague upon Humanity is a investigation that exposes one of the most shameful chapters in human history."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barenblatt, Daniel
Dewey number
940.54/05/0952
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.B3
LC item number
B37 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 B-400
  • UG 447.8
NLM item number
B248p 2004
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Human experimentation in medicine
  • Genocide
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Biological Warfare
  • Human Experimentation
  • Warfare
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A plague upon humanity : the secret genocide of Axis Japan's germ warfare operation, Daniel Barenblatt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Doctor's vision -- Fortress of fear -- End of humanity -- Science set free -- Worlds collide -- Gathering storm -- Epidemic -- What America knew -- Secret deal -- What the deal bought
Control code
ocm52348888
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060186258
Lccn
2003051051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99807159690
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52348888
Label
A plague upon humanity : the secret genocide of Axis Japan's germ warfare operation, Daniel Barenblatt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Doctor's vision -- Fortress of fear -- End of humanity -- Science set free -- Worlds collide -- Gathering storm -- Epidemic -- What America knew -- Secret deal -- What the deal bought
Control code
ocm52348888
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060186258
Lccn
2003051051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99807159690
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52348888

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