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 would recommend and prefer Hot Zone by Richard Preston over this. What Kanatjan Alibekov describes in this book as truthful and factual.

To be clear from the start, the book was written in late Sep 28, Jedi Kitty rated it liked it Shelves: As the book reveals, unfortunately Biohazxrd gave up his own health and time with his family for the dangerous bioweapon research he and other scientists were doing in the former Soviet Union at the time.

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The book is full of revelations—evidence of biowarfare programs in Cuba and India, actual deployments at Stalingrad and in Afghanistan, experiments with mood-altering agents, a contingency plan zlibek attack major American cities, and the true story behind the mysterious anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk. Congress and other governments on biotechnology issues. To see its full scope made me realize how overpowered we would have been if it had ever been used.

This would be completely understandable assuming that he considers the US to be his new benefactors.

This is an interesting, fast-paced read. Aug 04, Jacob rated it it was amazing.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. Oct 02, Bill Bishop rated it it was amazing. There was no fiction – all non-fiction! Interesting, important, and very readable. Biohazard is the never-before-t Anthrax. Granted this book was published in so it is a little overwhelming to think about how much worse it probably is now.


Although Alibekov had a good part in a way to this project i didnt like the reason that he gives for being involved. Required reading for any person living on this planet that breathes. HIV was spreading around the globe during the late Cold War era- wasn’t the potential of releasing an even more virulent and contagious disease obviously dangerous for the USSR too? In he defected to the United States, has become an American citizen, and makes his living as a biodefense co Colonel Kanatjan Alibekov known as Ken Alibek since — is a former Soviet physician, microbiologist and biological warfare BW expert.

To view it, click here. Biohazard is a terrifying, fast-paced account of tests and leaks, accidents and disasters in the labs, KGB threats and assassinations. The thing i really did like about the book though is What Kanatjan Alibekov describes in this book as truthful and factual. Incurable and horrifying Ebola-related fevers. Biohazard tells us—in chilling detail—what to expect and what we can do.

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Sep 19, Celina rated it really liked it Shelves: When reading about lethal viruses you inevitably come across the term “bioweapon” or “Biopreparat”.

We might find out the hard way. For fifty years, while the world stood in terror of a nuclear war, Russian scientists hidden in heavily guarded secret cities refined and stockpiled a new kind of weapon of mass destruction—an invisible weapon that would strike in silence and could not be traced. Books by Ken Alibek.

In our lifetime, we will most likely see a terrorist attack using biological weapons on an American city. I was able to read this book as fast as or faster than some novels. This book, although totally and officially true, is written in the form of a fictional thriller, and is told with an unsettling lack of reassurances, by a man who defected from This book was a real eye-opener, and for the fact that it’s all one true account, it succeeds in being quite horrifying.


How would these weapons fit into Soviet strategy alivek contingency planning? Still a great book for anyone Biohazard by Ken Alibek is a very interesting read for everyone who is interested in the field of biology and wants to know more about bioweapons. He graduated in from the military faculty of the Tomsk… More about Ken Alibek. Colonel Kanatjan Alibekov known as Ken Alibek since — is a former Soviet physician, microbiologist and biological warfare BW expert.

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As the Soviet Empire collapses around him, he is forced to rethink the diabolical program that he was so Biohazard was one of those books that albek wished was fiction.

Published April 11th by Delta first published January 1st wlibek They called it their Manhattan Project. It’s the only way I could manage to include the material without taking up huge amounts of space. As a biohazarc there are incentives to play up your own continued importance to your new biohazqrd country.

The science is pretty light- not really enlightening. He suggests that he initially had misgivings about developing biological weapons at the start of his career. Ken Alibek describes them with the intimate knowledge of a top weaponeer. I decided to try this book years back to broaden my horizons.

Alibek, a Soviet scientist and deputy director of Biopreparatwas second-in-command of the largest biowarfare program in history. The bomb-testing facilities at Stepnogorsk. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sworn to “do no harm” Alibekov quickly betrays this oath as a patriot without morals.