Hellfire Boys by Theo Emery

Hellfire Boys

An explosive look into the dawn of chemical warfare during World War IPowerful and gripping, Hellfire Boys tells the story of the young men who started a Manhattan Project-type program at American University in 1917. These soldiers and chemists worked on offensive and defensive gas measures: testing hastily-made gas masks; observing the effects of mustard gas on goats, dogs, and even humans; and perfecting the ultimate weapon of mass destruction-...

Details Hellfire Boys

TitleHellfire Boys
Release DateNov 14th, 2017
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, War

Reviews Hellfire Boys

  • Paul
    This ARC was provided complements of NetGalley. My thanks. Gratitude sent to Little, Brown and Company a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. for making this pre-release available.The author exposed me to the silent killer of World War 1 - poison gas. A dreadful piece of history. It was America's first introduction to a weapon of mass destruction. Many within the country protested its development - its use. Certainly, there had to be a more huma...