McNeill's landmark book describes the impact of diseases on human history.
William H. McNeill's book "Plagues and Peoples" provides a thorough and original look at how epidemic diseases have shaped the course of human history.
If you read "Plagues and Peoples" with this thesis in mind, it is a very interesting book.
I found "Plagues and Peoples" a difficult read. The book repeats itself and goes off on what I call rabbit trails. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sue
This book is great! If you are interested in the evolutionary history of humans and their parasites, this is the book for you. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Kenney
Classic treatise on the evolution of .... sort of like the Theory of Everything (Hawking) except the subjects are living , or dead, as the case may be. Fascinating reading.Published 1 month ago by djj
The service was excellent but the contents of the book did not live up to the synopsis.Published 2 months ago by Kathleen Braun
It was REALLY dry. Assigned reading for a history class in college.Published 3 months ago by AmyleeD
I read this book for a class and didn't expect to like it, but it is so well-written and so easily understood, it was impossible not to like it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Morgan Lindsey
Plagues and Peoples is one of the worst history books I have ever read. Its verbose, pompous, and repetitive style is almost unreadable. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Peter Taylor