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I borrowed this from the library but would recommend it for the price. John Kelly, a science and medicine writer, has modestly described the five years of research behind this... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nancy Hollo
This book was on my wishlist over at Paperbackswap.com for some time because I was genuinely interested in the Black Plague period of history. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nancy A
Very thin scholarship, and sources that have been clearly twisted to fit a narrative. Relies heavily on biological determinism as a fall-back position, and largely ignores teh... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Reading it now, an excellent work, well research and reads well.Published 4 months ago by glen chandler
The last thing I expected from this book was the humor. The humor, often sly, kept the grim narrative from being overwhelming, while also highlighting the very real human cost and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Riva Know
I loved reading the book. I learned a lot about the black plaque, as was I able to grasp many things about history at that time. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
As usual, Kelly's book is well researched and is brought in a very easy and understandable way to paper. This book is a must read for the historically interested reader. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tarkus58
Excellent study in scientific and sociological terms of the events leading up to, during, and the aftermath of the Black Death of 1348. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mike Keepper