Napalm: An American Biography

By Neer, Robert M.

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9780674073012
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Belknap: Harvard Univ.


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Reviewed on March 15, 2013  |  Social Sciences

Napalm, the sticky petroleum gel that when combined with white phosphorous burns at 2,000 degrees, is a slice of hell seared into the American psyche as a symbol of the U.S. failure in Vietnam, claims Neer (history, Columbia Univ.) in this rigorously researched investigation, which is accompanied by a helpful website (napalmbiography.com). The author details napalm's creation by Louis Fieser (1899–1977) at Harvard and its pre-Vietnam use, wreaking mayhem in Japan during Worl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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