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Author Name:    ARSENAULT, Chris.

Title:   Blowback : A Canadian History of Agent Orange and the War at Home.

Publisher:    Fernwood Publishing, Halifax & Winnipeg , 2009, ISBN:9781552662960 

Seller ID:   89657

ARSENAULT, Chris. Blowback : A Canadian History of Agent Orange and the Warat Home. Halifax & Winnipeg : Fernwood Publishing, (2009). Second Printing . Pp (8),1-115,(5). Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "The village of Enniskillen, a sleepy cluster of a few dozen houses in New Brunswick’s Queens County, has never been invaded by a foreign power. But during the 1950s to 1970s, the village was ground zero for a different kind of offensive, this one launched by the American and Canadian military against its own people with the deadly dioxin Agent Orange. Between 1956 and 1984 the Canadian military and its private subcontractors sprayed more than 1 million litres of rainbow herbicides around New Brunswick. The American military was invited to test Agent Purple and other toxins on Canadian soil after the chemicals had been banned by the U.S. Congress. This is the story of a war coming home; a story of the military and economic currents that allowed Agent Orange to blow through trees and into rivers in New Brunswick. More than anything, it’s a story of soldiers, civilians and local residents who blew back against the government and companies who poisoned them." - from the back cover. Very good. 9.00


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