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You learn just as much from that, as you do from this book.
These connections are valid and interesting, but the manner in which they are scattered throughout the text become a bit distracting.
I found this book very interesting and the multiple aspects of the story are perfectly analyzed by the author.
A little "academic" but good information and decently written.Published 3 months ago by Joyce E. Jackson
I was really disappointed in this book. The subject matter was interesting, but the author repeated herself entirely too much. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bernadette
Boring. To me. But if public health policies are your thing, then this is the book for you. Also, poor Mary did very little damage as typhoid was rarely deadly and, really, all she... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Wit-knee
I thought that this story would be much more revealing than it was. The same information is repeated in each chapter and I wish it was more of a story of the Mary Mallon and less... Read morePublished 19 months ago by LeeLee
One of the other reviewers commented that this was really not a biography at all. I don't really agree with this. Read morePublished on October 11, 2012 by Lionel S. Taylor
Leavitt's, Typhoid Mary, is a rigorous historical analysis of "Typhoid Mary". The most interesting aspect of this book is the multiple (atleast 7) historical perspectives it... Read morePublished on December 10, 2010 by R. Batta
'Typhoid Mary' has become a catchphrase for disease, pestilence, and death. Most people have heard the nickname, but few know the particulars. Read morePublished on December 16, 2007 by Rose Keefe
I found this book very interesting and the multiple aspects of the story are perfectly analyzed by the author. Read morePublished on August 5, 2007 by Luis Muñoz
Leavitt thoroughly explores Mary Mallon's story from a number of angles - social, historical, medical, etc. Read morePublished on January 28, 2007 by Burgundy Damsel