America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0521833943
ISBN-10: 0521833949
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Editorial Reviews


"Crosby will retain his reputation as a senior statesman of the 1918 influenza epidemic, as one of the first to study it comprehensively..." Linda Bryder, The International History Review

"[This] is a definitive account of the 1918 influenza epidemic in the United States. Alfred Crosby has systematically covered the effect of influenza upon the armed forces, major cities, and American territories. Over and above this he has depicted the spread and impact of the disease over a good part of the world." Journal of the History of Medicine

"[This] is a fine, galloping account of the influenza pandemic that killed some 25 million people in less than a year. In some ways it was a page out of the Middle Ages bound in the twentieth century. No plague ever killed so many people in so short a time." Natural History

"Thoroughly researched and rich in detail, Crosby's book carefully narrates the rise and fall of the global pandemic, especially as it affected the United States." Medical History

"...fascinating..." New York Sun --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Book Description

Tracing the influenza pandemic of 1918–1919 that claimed over 25 million lives worldwide. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN : B00E3UR4EI
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (July 21, 2003)
  • Publication date : July 21, 2003
  • Language : English
  • File size : 2755 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage : Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 329 pages
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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