This is a great book, thoroughly researched, highly entertaining and very easy to read.
The writing style in this book is fascinating, a delight to read and the information content is very high and unfortunately it coule be timely.
John Kelly's The Great Mortality is an authentic and well-researched narrative of the Black Death as the plague spread across Europe.
A wealth of interesting information. Unfortunately, the presentation of this information is rather dull and without imagination.Published 25 days ago by Noah
Great education on the black plaque. Interesting even though a little dragged out at points.Published 1 month ago by Yank from CT
The book was fine. There were a ton of historical references. The concerns that I have are: 1). the author seemed to jump around historically and 2). Read morePublished 1 month ago by John A. Kristianson
If you enjoy incredibly detailed accounts of horrendous disease and pestilence, this is the book for you! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sara
Kelly uses notary documents, historical research, and the science of black rats, tarabagan, and xenopsylla cheopis, the killer flea, to relate the intimate side of a dying... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. King
From a layman's perspective 'The Great Mortality' gives a very human perspective of the effect of a sudden influx of uncontrollable and mostly fatal disease on (admittedly... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paperartzy
Though on 18 April 1970 I read Philip Ziegler's book on the Black Death i thought I would read this book to see if it told the story better. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Schmerguls
This book will live on. It's brilliant; you can tell it's written by an Irishman. I simply cannot fathom the negative reviews, either the reviewers are stupid, envious, or didn't... Read morePublished 2 months ago by dollsandmagic
I read this a few months ago, and it stays with me. I learned so much about the origins of the plague, and how it traveled to get to Europe, and the devastation it caused. Read morePublished 3 months ago by K. Smith