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Jennet Conant

Biography

Jennet Conant

Jennet Conant

Books by Jennet Conant

by Jennet Conant - History, Military, Nonfiction, World History
When one young sailor after another began suddenly dying of mysterious symptoms, Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Alexander, a doctor and chemical weapons expert, was dispatched to investigate. He quickly diagnosed mustard gas exposure, but was overruled by British officials determined to cover up the presence of poison gas. Alexander defied British port officials and persevered in his investigation. His final report on the Bari casualties was immediately classified, but not before it caught the attention of the brilliant physician Colonel Cornelius P. Rhoads who recognized that the poison was both a killer and a cure, and ushered in a new era of cancer research. Meanwhile, the root incident remained cloaked in military secrecy, resulting in lost records, misinformation, and considerable confusion about how a deadly chemical weapon came to be tamed for medical use.
by Jennet Conant - Biography, Nonfiction

 

During World War II, Julia and Paul Child joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and were involved in the McCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s. Jennet Conant relates the OSS experiences of the Childs and their eccentric colleague, Jane Foster.