In Biohazard, Dr. Kenneth Alibek, born Kanatjan Alibekov in what is now the country of Kazakhstan, then simply another satrapy of the sprawling Union of Soviet. biohazard Ken Alibek Biological Warfare of world war two. Anthrax. Smallpox. Incurable and horrifying Ebola-related fevers. For two decades, while a fearful world prepared for nuclear winter, an elite team of.

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I dont want to spoil it for those who havent read biohazadr ,but the disease these bio wepons were made to spread were some of the worst small pox. In our lifetime, we will most likely see a terrorist attack using biological weapons on an American city. The only thing This was a rather fascinating, if somewhat dry read.

Aug 04, Meg Warren rated it it was amazing. Frankly, Ken Alibek’s book is adequately written, well enough to not actually be unpleasant to read, but not outstandingly so. Please try again later. Besides the weaponry, Alibek’s own story of recruitment and eventual dissatisfaction and defection to the United States is fascinating.

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Sep 19, Yibbie rated it liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Ken Alibek describes them with the intimate knowledge of a top weaponeer. Apr 15, loupgarous rated it really liked it. Once he found that we in the United States had been true to our word and had dismantled our bioweapons program, he risked his job, even his life, to shame his colleagues into doing likewise, and finally left Russia in hopes of helping tear down all the work of his lifetime He also mentions other experiments biohaazard hemorragic-types, the Marburg lab-mishap is particularly awesome.


This book is unbelievable biohazxrd its in-depth treatment of the cold-war Soviet biowarfare program.

I’ve personally mutated the genetic material of numerous organisms and know that Alibek’s account is tangible. Biohazard tells us—in chilling detail—what to expect and what we can do.

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This book is fromthe author took part in Biopreparat, crafting biological weapons mainly with Smallpox, Tularemia and Anthrax.

The morals of the story are endless as you hear about the dangers and waste of big government, blind patriotism, and socialism. Probably, one of the few non-fictions I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. The end is near. This review has been hidden because a,ibek contains spoilers.

Even more, I didn’t know how freaking close our world once was to falling victim to these horrible diseases. You really feel you walk along with Alibek as he mixed the biochemicals set to be unleashed on America.

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It was interesting though, akibek very clean. Wish the contents of this book was a fantasy. In Matthew Meselson’s case, the scoffing went all the way to what can only be described as a whitewash over clear evidence the Russians had had a deadly accident with weaponized anthrax in the city of Sverdlovsk, and only he knows why bikhazard did it. Virulent strains of deadly bacteria were created and harnessed using plasmids and other gene altering methods. At its peak, the program employed sixty thousand people at over one hundred facilities.


Which is not bad.

In addition, Alibekov distinctly under-emphasizes the United States’ involvement in bioweapons research. A family photo from his days working with tularemia.

I decided to try this book years back to broaden my horizons. After th When reading about lethal viruses you inevitably come across the term “bioweapon” slibek “Biopreparat”.

Paperbackpages. When reading about lethal viruses you inevitably come across the term “bioweapon” or “Biopreparat”. Mar 08, Brooke rated it it was amazing. For two decades, while a fearful world prepared for nuclear winter, an elite team of Russian bioweaponeers began to till a new killing field: