Biohazard, subtitled The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World – Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It, is the title of a book by former Soviet biological warfare researcher Ken Alibek that purports. Colonel Kanatzhan “Kanat” Alibekov known as Kenneth “Ken” Alibek since – is a former .. Alibek, Ken and Steven Handelman (), Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World. Anthrax. Smallpox. Incurable and horrifying Ebola-related fevers. For two decades, while a fearful world prepared for nuclear winter, an elite team of.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The book is full of revelations—evidence of biowarfare programs in Cuba and India, actual deployments at Stalingrad and in Afghanistan, experiments with mood-altering agents, a contingency plan to attack major American cities, and the true story behind kenneh mysterious anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk.

It was fascinating—and chilling—to peer inside this awesome war machine.

With the assistance of a colleague, he designed and constructed a microbiology research and development laboratory that worked on techniques to optimize production of biological formulations.

The writer also demonstrates the inherent weakness of weapons and facilities inspections. At its peak, the program employed sixty thousand people at boohazard one hundred facilities. This book is unbelievable in its in-depth treatment of the cold-war Soviet biowarfare program. The Case of the Tsetse Fly. Kennetu helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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This memoir shows just how unusual this job was. After a year at Omutninsk, Alibek was transferred to the Siberian Branch of the IAB near Berdsk another name of the branch was the Berdsk scientific and production base.

Imagine an attack on a city where thousands would be infected in the initial attack, then hundreds of thousands dead before containment. Aug 04, Jacob rated it it was amazing. I ended up loving this book!

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The writer demonstrates that the Soviet commitment to bioweapons was second to none. In short, I—and the 2 million people in Kuwait who live niohazard a city only 44 miles from the Iraqi border—remain vulnerable to any hidden stockpiles of biological weapons not destroyed by the United Nations before it was expelled from the country in I have written this book to explain why. They called it their Manhattan Project.

Very interesting book, doesn’t improve my view of humanity. Military casualties would have been incredible, but civilians would have suffered equally as contagious diseases raced through cities and towns. Maybe they just didn’t want us to be afraid.

After all, the USSR was a remarkable country founded on socialist altruistic ideology. Biohazard may give these readers, and others, good cause to be concerned about the inadequacy of government efforts, and medical science in general, to counter the threat of biological weapons. I recommend reading this book, but be warned, it will damage your view of our species. Biohazard was one of those books that you wished was fiction. Little, Brown and Companypg The Bioweapons Story Biohazard.


Now the mastermind behind Russia’s germ warfare effort reveals two decades of shocking breakthroughs Ken Alibek began his career as a doctor wanting to save lives and ended up running the Soviet biological weapons program—a secret military empire masquerading as a pharmaceutical company.

Biohazard covers Alibek’s career fromwhen he completed his medical studies and was recruited for Biopreparat, through the period —, when he was deputy chief of the BW program; the book also discusses Alibek’s defection to the United States in and his subsequent experiences and insights through Perhaps the most frightening thing is that since the breakup of the USSR many of it’s satellite’s have inherited the facilities and some of the scientist for the production and manufacture of biological and chemical weapons.

This book was a real eye-opener, and for the fact that it’s all one true account, it succeeds in being quite horrifying. Sep 28, Jedi Kitty rated it liked it Shelves: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

However, this book illustrates how “truth is stranger than fiction” and how truth can also maintain a “fast” pace of reading. This book, although totally and officially true, is written in the form of a fictional thriller, and is told with an unsettling lack of reassurances, by a man who defected from some of the most secretive laboratories in Russia, and who decided he didn’t want to akibek part of what would have caused an apocalypse if things had gone just a little differently A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The end is near. But it was still terrifying to see the extent of biological weapons programs and the potential for careless mistakes that would have been extremely costly or the destruction of entire populations from germ warfare. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.


It is such an eye-opener with regards the cold war and the international competition between Russia and US – but that isn’t the half of the story. Please help by adding secondary or tertiary sources. One such major accident, involving anthrax, occurred in April in Sverdlovsk, near the Ural Mountains interestingly, the former Russian president, Boris Yeltsin, was chairman of the Communist Party for the Sverdlovsk region at the time of the accident and was fully aware of the relevant events.

An important and fascinating look into a terrifying world of which we were blissfully unaware. He graduated in from the military faculty of the Tomsk… More about Ken Alibek. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

This biography of a living person relies too much on references to primary sources. How much did they compare it to nuclear weapons at the biohazarr Congress and other governments on biotechnology issues.

Jan 19, Brian rated it liked it Shelves: Sverdlovsk anthrax leak Kennfth smallpox incident. Amazon Giveaway allows kennteh to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.