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The Resource Napalm : an American biography, Robert M. Neer

Napalm : an American biography, Robert M. Neer

Label
Napalm : an American biography
Title
Napalm
Title remainder
an American biography
Statement of responsibility
Robert M. Neer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Napalm, incendiary gel that sticks to skin and burns to the bone, came into the world on Valentine{u2019}s Day 1942 at a secret Harvard war research laboratory. On March 9, 1945, it created an inferno that killed over 87,500 people in Tokyo{u2014}more than died in the atomic explosions at Hiroshima or Nagasaki. It went on to incinerate sixty-four of Japan{u2019}s largest cities. The Bomb got the press, but napalm did the work. Robert Neer has written the first history of napalm, from its inaugural test on the Harvard College soccer field, to a Marine Corps plan to attack Japan with millions of bats armed with tiny napalm time bombs, to the reflections of Phan Thi Kim Phuc, a girl who knew firsthand about its power and its morality
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neer, Robert M.
Dewey number
355.8/245
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UG447.65
LC item number
.N44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Incendiary weapons
  • Incendiary bombs
  • Napalm
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Napalm : an American biography, Robert M. Neer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-300) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Hero -- Harvard's genius -- Anonymous research no. 4 -- American kamikazes: suicide bomber bats -- We'll fight mercilessly -- The American century -- Soldier -- Freedom's furnace -- Vietnam syndrome -- Seeing is believing -- Indicted -- Pariah -- Baby burners -- Law catches fire -- The third protocol -- Judgment day -- The weapon that dare not speak its name -- Epilogue: the whole world is watching
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 p., [30] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674073012
Lccn
2012034926
Other physical details
ill., chart, plans, photos., ports
System control number
  • sky249969862
  • (OCoLC)809789708
  • 837576
Label
Napalm : an American biography, Robert M. Neer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-300) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Hero -- Harvard's genius -- Anonymous research no. 4 -- American kamikazes: suicide bomber bats -- We'll fight mercilessly -- The American century -- Soldier -- Freedom's furnace -- Vietnam syndrome -- Seeing is believing -- Indicted -- Pariah -- Baby burners -- Law catches fire -- The third protocol -- Judgment day -- The weapon that dare not speak its name -- Epilogue: the whole world is watching
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 p., [30] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674073012
Lccn
2012034926
Other physical details
ill., chart, plans, photos., ports
System control number
  • sky249969862
  • (OCoLC)809789708
  • 837576

Library Locations

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