The great secret : the classified World War II disaster that launched the war on cancer
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New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2020].
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Book
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First edition.
ISBN
9781324002505
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xviii, 380 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Manchester City Library - Nonfiction - Main Floor - Nonfiction Shelves
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Published
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2020].
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781324002505

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [362] - 365) and index.
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"On the night of December 2, 1943, the Luftwaffe bombed a critical Allied port in Bari, Italy, sinking seventeen ships and killing over a thousand servicemen and hundreds of civilians. Caught in the surprise air raid was the John Harvey, an American Liberty ship carrying a top-secret cargo of 2,000 mustard bombs to be used in retaliation if the Germans resorted to gas warfare. After young sailors began suddenly dying with mysterious symptoms, Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Alexander, a doctor and chemical weapons expert, was dispatched to investigate. He quickly diagnosed mustard gas exposure, which both Churchill and Eisenhower denied. But Alexander's breakthrough observations about the toxic effects of mustard on white blood cells, as well as the heroic perseverance of Colonel Cornelius P. Rhoads-a researcher and doctor as brilliant as he was arrogant and self-destructive- were instrumental in ushering in a new era of cancer research led by the Sloan Kettering Institute."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Conant, J. (2020). The great secret: the classified World War II disaster that launched the war on cancer (First edition.). W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Conant, Jennet. 2020. The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster That Launched the War On Cancer. W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Conant, Jennet. The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster That Launched the War On Cancer W.W. Norton & Company, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Conant, Jennet. The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster That Launched the War On Cancer First edition., W.W. Norton & Company, 2020.

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