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In addition to being an excellent history of this particular cholera outbreak, The Ghost Map provides a fascinating look at Victorian London.
I would highly recommend this book especially to those in the health field who are interested in reading something enjoyable and educational, and in history.
I abandoned Ghost Map 30 pages before the end (yes, the conclusion and epilogues were really that bad), and I still felt I'd read 30 pages too many.
I had to read this for college, only the end of the book was interesting...very graphic and slow to readPublished 6 days ago by Paige DiFiore
This book is fascinating, especially if you are looking for a deeper look at London history. On the same topic is The Sick Rose, which has such fabulous illustrations of the people... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Sondra McClendon
I like history and I think that's a key component in reading and enjoying a book full of s***. Literally the author starts pretty early on with describing how much s*** there was... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Rosa
Excellently written historical book. Published in 2006. Talked about a possible outbreak of Ebola in Manhattan and the consequences of this. Read morePublished 14 days ago by KLRG
Well, if you're interested in ALL the details about human excrement, the systems in place in the early 1900's for its removal and its subsequent contribution to the cholera... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Elena Pousada
There is a particular style of writing that screams "I started life as an article in The New Yorker'" and this book is a prime example. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Kerri Miller
Contrary to the book being described as a timeline for the cholera outbreak of the 1800s, this book actually made city life look a lot more tolerable if not attractive to this... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Peter Murray