Biohazard (book)

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Biohazard, subtitled The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World - Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It, is the title of a 1999 book by former Soviet biological warfare researcher Ken Alibek that purports to expose the former Soviet Union's extensive covert biological weapons program.

The book is a semi-romanticized auto-biography depicting the life of a bioweapons developer. It was first published by Hutchinson in the United Kingdom in 1999, then re-released by Arrow Books in 2000.

For the most part, the book's assertions recently have been confirmed by U.S. and other Western microbiological and bioweapons authorities, while site-visiting many of the laboratory and weapons production sites and cataloguing the pathogens. The vast Soviet Union biological weapons infrastructure dwarfed any known Western bioweapons program.[citation needed]

The book[edit]

Alibek, K. and S. Handelman. Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World - Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran it. 1999. Delta (2000) ISBN 0-385-33496-6 [1]

The book also details the worst Anthrax outbreak in history at Sverdlovsk. The outbreak caused 68 confirmed deaths (see Sverdlovsk anthrax leak).

Blurbs[edit]

"The true story of the largest covert biological weapons programme in the world - told from the inside by the man who ran it." - Published by Arrow Books 2000