The great influenza : the story of the deadliest pandemic in history
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The great influenza : the story of the deadliest pandemic in history

By Barry, John M., 1947- author.

Genre History.

Audience Adults

Published 2018 by Random House Large Print in association with Penguin Books, New York, New York

ISBN 9780593346464

Bib Id 2388885

Copyright 2005

Edition 1st Large Print edition.

Description 926 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), portraits (black and white) ; 24 cm

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03015nam a2200505Ki 4500
ISBN
9780593346464 large print) $21.00
0593346467
Call #
LG-PRINT 614.518 B
Title
The great influenza : the story of the deadliest pandemic in history
Edition
1st Large Print edition.
Publication Information
2018 by Random House Large Print in association with Penguin Books, New York, New York :
Copyright Date
2005
Description
926 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), portraits (black and white) ; 24 cm
Note
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.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 754-926) and index.
Contents
Prologue -- The warriors -- The swarm -- The tinderbox -- It begins -- Explosion -- The pestilence -- The race -- The tolling of the bell -- Lingerer -- Endgame -- Afterword.
Summary
"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."--
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