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America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 English Language Edition
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"Pandemic" by Sonia Shah
By delving into the convoluted science, strange politics, and checkered history of one of the world's deadliest diseases, Pandemic reveals what the next epidemic might look like--and what we can do to prevent it. Learn more
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The scariest aspect of this tale is that it is not fiction. It has already happened, and scientists not only foresee the repeat of such an apocalyptic scourge as possible, but they express surprise that it hasn't already repeated its destruction... yet.Read more ›
Crosby's work does, to some degree, lack eloquent narrative, but it is a superbly researched book on the pandemic. Crosby sticks to the facts and statistics and has achieved a work that is well written history. I would recommend reading Richard Collier's work in conjunction with this work to get the full impact of the pandemic. Crosby focuses on the pandemic's impact in America while Collier focuses on the more global experience. While Collier may have a better flowing narrative, Crosby includes all of the hard statistics which lends a different, more concrete feeling to the subject matter. Overall, if Crosby's work is the left shoe, Collier's is the right shoe. You can read one without the other, but, why would you want to?
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THE definitive work about a part of American history that remains, to this very day -- 2015 -- a mystery to many, and an unknown event to most. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Philip McCarron
This is one of the best non-fiction books I've ever read. It's short and concise. The writing is clear and there is no fluff in here at all. Read morePublished 4 months ago by A. Diamond
Good information. Needed book for paper for a graduate class.Published 7 months ago by Vicki Michalski
I received this book in good quality and it was a valuable resource for writinga paper on the epidemic. Would definitely not recommend for casual reading, however - very dry.Published 10 months ago by Anna
Very well written, interesting, and not at all as dense and research-oriented as I had feared from some reviews. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mom of two
This was an interesting book, I hadn't heard much about the flu pandemic. He illustrated how devastating the illness was; however, at times I felt like the impact of the flu was a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sarah
I have read this twice. Of all the books on the Spanish Pandemic of 1918 I have looked a and read, this is the best and most comprehensive. It is an eye opener. Read morePublished 16 months ago by old soldier