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The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History



At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease. Magisterial in its breadth of perspective and depth of…

The Great Influenza

Pub Date : 2005 | Author : John M. Barry | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 0143036491
ISBN 13 : 9780143036494

An account of the deadly influenza epidemic of 1918, which took the lives of millions of people around the world, examines its causes, its impact on early twentieth-century society..

Flu

Pub Date : 2011-04-01 | Author : Gina Kolata | Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN 10 : 9781429979351
ISBN 13 : 1429979356

The fascinating, true story of the world's deadliest disease. In 1918, the Great Flu Epidemic felled the young and healthy virtually overnight. An estimated forty million people di..

America S Forgotten Pandemic

Pub Date : 2003-07-21 | Author : Alfred W. Crosby | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781107394018
ISBN 13 : 1107394015

Between August 1918 and March 1919 the Spanish influenza spread worldwide, claiming over 25 million lives - more people than perished in the fighting of the First World War. It pro..

Pale Rider

Pub Date : 2017-09-12 | Author : Laura Spinney | Publisher : PublicAffairs

ISBN 10 : 9781610397681
ISBN 13 : 1610397681

In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of..

Rising Tide

Pub Date : 2007-09-17 | Author : John M. Barry | Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN 10 : 9781416563327
ISBN 13 : 1416563326

An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disas..

Pandemic 1918

Pub Date : 2018-01-11 | Author : Catharine Arnold | Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN 10 : 9781782438106
ISBN 13 : 1782438106

In the dying months of World War I, Spanish flu suddenly overwhelmed the world, killing between 50 and 100 million people. German soldiers termed it Blitzkatarrh, British soldiers ..

Very Very Very Dreadful

Pub Date : 2018-01-09 | Author : Albert Marrin | Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN 10 : 9781101931486
ISBN 13 : 1101931485

From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a fascinating look at the history and science of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic--and the chances for another worldwide pandemic...

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