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The Resource Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons, Theo Emery

Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons, Theo Emery

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Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons
Title
Hellfire boys
Title remainder
the birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons
Statement of responsibility
Theo Emery
Title variation
  • Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons
  • Birth of the United States Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Traces the actions of the "Hellfire Battalion," a group of American engineers who were trained in gas warfare and were sent to the front lines in France to launch multiple assaults against the Germans
  • In 1915, when German forces executed the first successful gas attack of World War I, the boundaries of warfare were forever changed. In 1917 the development of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service, along with the burgeoning Bureau of Mines, assembled research and military units devoted solely to chemical weaponry, outfitting regiments with hastily made gas-resistant uniforms and recruiting scientists and engineers from around the world into the fight. Emery shows how World War I quickly spiraled into a chemists' war, one led by the companies of young American engineers-turned-soldiers who would soon become known as the "Hellfire Boys."
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
PNX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emery, Theo
Dewey number
358/.34097309041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
UG447
LC item number
.E54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Chemical warfare
  • Chemical warfare
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons, Theo Emery
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Publication
Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-519) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: January 5, 1993 -- Prologue -- Part I. Catalyst. Holy week ; An American University ; Diabolical instruments ; Technical men ; Amos and Goliath ; "Fiendish work" -- Part II. Flash point. "A hotter fire" ; Over there ; "A constant menace" ; "Science and horror" ; "He who gasses last, gasses best" -- Part III. Retort. First gas and flame ; The Meuse and the mousetrap ; "All to the mustard" ; "War to the knife" ; "Fight the devil" ; "The devil's perfume."
Control code
on1009086098
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 535 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316264105
Lccn
2017942376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimile
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316264105
  • (OCoLC)1009086098
Label
Hellfire boys : the birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons, Theo Emery
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-519) 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
Introduction: January 5, 1993 -- Prologue -- Part I. Catalyst. Holy week ; An American University ; Diabolical instruments ; Technical men ; Amos and Goliath ; "Fiendish work" -- Part II. Flash point. "A hotter fire" ; Over there ; "A constant menace" ; "Science and horror" ; "He who gasses last, gasses best" -- Part III. Retort. First gas and flame ; The Meuse and the mousetrap ; "All to the mustard" ; "War to the knife" ; "Fight the devil" ; "The devil's perfume."
Control code
on1009086098
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 535 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316264105
Lccn
2017942376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimile
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316264105
  • (OCoLC)1009086098

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