A History of Chemical Warfare (Hardcover)
This book provides an analysis of the development and deployment of chemical weapons from 700BC to the present day. The First World War is examined in detail since it remains the most significant experience of the chemical threat, but the Second World War, and post-war conflicts are also evaluated. Additionally, protocols attempting to control the proliferation and use of chemical weapons are assessed. Finally, the book examines the threat (real and imagined) from a chemical warfare attack today by rationally assessing to what extent terrorist groups around the world are capable of making and using such weapons.
KIM COLEMAN gained her PhD from London University before lecturing in Modern European History at the University of Essex until 2004. She has acted as a consultant on educational books and for the BBC, dealing with nuclear and chemical warfare in the Twentieth Century and is currently researching her next book, a comparative history of the Battle of Arnhem in 1944. She lives in London with her three children.