The Mirage Man by David Willman

Mirage Man by David WillmanTitle:  The Mirage Man:  Bruce Ivins, the Anthrax Attacks, and America’s Rush to War

Author:  David Willman

Call #:  363.325 WIL

Shortly after the attacks on 9/11, America was terrorized again.  Overshadowed by the horror of that day, this second attack goes almost forgotten due to its subtle nature and the fact that it took years to track down it’s perpetrator.  Five people were killed and seventeen people were infected when letters tainted with Anthrax were sent through the U.S. mail.  An eccentric scientist, Bruce Ivins, eventually became the prime suspect and Willman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, does a wonderful job of explaining the science involved in committing the act as well as researching the state of mind and convoluted motives behind such actions.

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