"Best from university presses"

2013 Spring Fling selection of the best from university presses.  Karl Helicher writes on March 15, 2013:

The author details napalm’s creation by Louis Fieser (1899–1977) at Harvard and its pre-Vietnam use, wreaking mayhem in Japan during World War II and later in the Korean War. Neer’s coverage of napalm’s toll on thousands of Vietnamese citizens and the growing American awareness of these atrocities, which sparked the antiwar movement against Dow Chemical, napalm’s largest producer, is gripping… [A] concise, often fascinating, story of this weapon’s place in warfare and American popular culture.

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