Napalm : an American biography
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Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2013.
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Central Library - Nonfiction - 2nd Floor
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viii, 310 pages, [30] pages of plates : ill., chart, plans, photos., ports ; 24 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
0674073010, 9780674073012

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-300) and index.
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Napalm, incendiary gel that sticks to skin and burns to the bone, came into the world on Valentine{u2019}s Day 1942 at a secret Harvard war research laboratory. On March 9, 1945, it created an inferno that killed over 87,500 people in Tokyo{u2014}more than died in the atomic explosions at Hiroshima or Nagasaki. It went on to incinerate sixty-four of Japan{u2019}s largest cities. The Bomb got the press, but napalm did the work. Robert Neer has written the first history of napalm, from its inaugural test on the Harvard College soccer field, to a Marine Corps plan to attack Japan with millions of bats armed with tiny napalm time bombs, to the reflections of Phan Thi Kim Phuc, a girl who knew firsthand about its power and its morality.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Neer, R. M. (2013). Napalm: an American biography . Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

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

Neer, Robert M., 1964-. 2013. Napalm: An American Biography. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

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

Neer, Robert M., 1964-. Napalm: An American Biography Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Neer, Robert M. Napalm: An American Biography Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.

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