Chemical and biological warfare

the hidden arsenal by Seymour M. Hersh

Publisher: Panther in London

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Edition Notes

Originally published, Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1968; (B69-03752), London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1969.

StatementbySeymour M. Hersh.
SeriesPanther modern society
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv,354p. ;
Number of Pages354
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22818385M
ISBN 100586032959

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