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The great influenza : the story of the deadliest pandemic in history
1st Large Print edition.
2018 by Random House Large Print in association with Penguin Books, New York, New York :
926 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), portraits (black and white) ; 24 cm
Originally published in Penguin Books: 2005.
Originally published in hardback as The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in history. New York : Viking Penguin, 2004.
Photograph credits appear on page 925.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 754-926) and index.
Prologue -- The warriors -- The swarm -- The tinderbox -- It begins -- Explosion -- The pestilence -- The race -- The tolling of the bell -- Lingerer -- Endgame -- Afterword.
"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. Revised to reflect the growing danger of the avian flu, this is ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, providing us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon."--