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Well, my first response is that the book, in its traditional form, has been as much of an idea generator as the Web or the city over the centuries. In part that was because it had been the best mechanism for storing and sharing information, before computers and networks came along. But also because the linear format of the book -- and the word count of most books -- allowed more complex and important arguments or observations to be presented. So I would hope we can preserve some of that linearity and that length in the digital age. But in general, I am exhilarated by all the new possibilities of the networked book. I wrote an essay for the WSJ journal a few years ago -- inspired actually by the Kindle I had just bought -- about where I thought the book was heading. Here's the link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123980920727621353.html
A very in-depth look at a part of history that feels somewhat overlooked. It gets a bit repetitive at times, but there's a lot of interesting material about the ripple effects of... Read morePublished 4 hours ago by dmclap
This was assigned reading for my class. The information was interesting however the way it was written made me fall asleep several times. A riveting page turning read it was not.Published 8 hours ago by M. Carroll
Ghost Map is a very well researched, well written account of the events that took place during the 1850's London Cholera outbreak. Mr. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Stefan Yates
I loved the information in the book, I learned so much and did not realize how terrible times were back then. Read morePublished 23 days ago by sylvia joram
After I finished reading the book, I gave a silent prayer to thank God that I live in the time and place that I do (early 21st century US). Read morePublished 24 days ago by Dana Keish
Well written, very well researched. The detail really brings home how dark and squalid life in Victorian London was if you were poor. That was the first 2/3's of the book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barb
Excellent, comprehensive and holistic perspective on the cholera outbreak... And it's impact on modern epidemiology and medicine. I highly recommend it- gripping.Published 1 month ago by Eliana aaron
In the summer of 1854, the Soho neighborhood of London was struck by a devastating outbreak of Cholera. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kurt A. Johnson