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War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date August 12, 2003
Pages 550
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781568582580
ISBN-10 1568582587
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 2 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $27.00
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Summary
Explores the connection between the United States eugenics program of the the early twentieth-century and the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany, citing proof that American scientists attempted to create a master race. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In War Against the Weak, award-winning investigative journalist Edwin Black connects the crimes of the Nazis to a pseudoscientific American movement of the early twentieth century called eugenics. Based on selective breeding of human beings, eugenics began in laboratories on Long Island but ended in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. Ultimately, over 60,000 unfit Americans were coercively sterilized, a third of them after Nuremberg declared such practices crimes agains humanity. This is a timely and shocking chronicle of bad science at its worst—which holds important lessons for the impending genetic age.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780914153054 Book cover for 9781568582580
 
from Dialog Pr (September 1, 2003)
9780914153054 | details & prices | 550 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 2.00 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $27.00
About: In War Against the Weak, award-winning investigative journalist Edwin Black connects the crimes of the Nazis to a pseudo-scientific American movement of the early twentieth century called eugenics.
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1 edition from Basic Books (August 12, 2003)
9781568582580 | details & prices | 550 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 2.05 lbs | List price $27.00
About: Explores the connection between the United States eugenics program of the the early twentieth-century and the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany, citing proof that American scientists attempted to create a master race.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780914153290 Book cover for 9781568583211
 
Expanded edition from Dialog Pr (April 30, 2012)
9780914153290 | details & prices | 566 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.66 lbs | List price $27.00
1 edition from Dialog Pr (July 15, 2008)
9780914153061 | details & prices | 550 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $18.00
Reprint edition from Basic Books (October 24, 2004)
9781568583211 | details & prices | 550 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $18.00
About: An investigative journalist peels back the lid on a shameful century of mass sterilization and human breeding programs in the U.

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