Factories of Death: Japanese Biological Warfare, 1932-45 and the American Cover-Up / Edition 2

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Overview

Factories of Death details the activities of the Japanese army scientists that conducted numerous horrifying experiments upon live human beings. It investigates who from the upper echelons of the Japanese military and political establishments knew of the experiments, also the question of whether or not Allied POWs were subjected to such tests, and the nature of the deal that was brokered with US authorities after the war. This new edition has been completely updated, and contains an entirely new chapter detailing the numerous revelations that have surfaced since the book's initial publication in 1994.
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International History Review
This book brings sound scholarship and strong moral conviction, tempered by carefully nuanced argument, to bear on a subject of continuing international concern. It deserves a readership far beyond the circle of Second World War specialists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415932141
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 822,209
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheldon H. Harris is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, Northridge. He began his research on Japanese biological experiments in Manchuria in 1984.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1 Japanese Factories of Death
Ch. 1 Manchuria 3
Ch. 2 Ishii Shiro 13
Ch. 3 The Beiyinhe Bacteria Factory 27
Ch. 4 Phase 1: Building Ping Fan 39
Ch. 5 Phase 2: Hell in Ping Fan 53
Ch. 6 The Secret of Secrets: Human Experiments 75
Ch. 7 The Death Factory in Changchun 113
Ch. 8 The Death Factory in Nanking 135
Ch. 9 Experiments on Prisoners of War 151
Ch. 10 Who Knew? 177
Pt. 2 American Cover-Ups
Ch. 11 The American Biological Warfare Program 201
Ch. 12 Discovery of the Secret of Secrets 217
Ch. 13 Investigations 239
Ch. 14 Scientists and the Cover-up 263
Ch. 15 The Military and the Cover-up 285
Ch. 16 Conclusion 313
Select Bibliography 363
Index 371
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