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Great Influenza

by John M. Barry

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PUBLISHED: 27th August 2020
ISBN: 9780241991565
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  • Paperback
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PUBLISHED: 27th August 2020
ISBN: 9780241991565

Publisher Description

In 1918, the world faced the deadliest pandemic in human history. What can the story of the so-called Spanish Flu teach us about the fight against present day crises, and how to prepare for future outbreaks? 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 research, The Great Influenza is ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, which provides us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the aftermath of Covid-19 and future pandemics looming on the horizon.

Author Biography

John M. Barry is the author of four previous books- Rising Tide- The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed Amer-ica; Power Plays- Politics, Football, and Other Blood Sports; The Transformed Cell- Unlocking the Mysteries of Cancer (co-written with Steven Rosenberg); and The Ambition and the Power- A True Story of Washington. He lives in New Orleans and Wash-ington, D.C.

Product Details

Author
John M. Barry
Pages
544
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2020
ISBN-10
0241991560
ISBN-13
9780241991565
Publication Date
2020-08-27
Short Title
The Great Influenza
Language
English
Subtitle
The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
Audience
General/Trade
Format
Paperback
UK Release Date
2020-08-27
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
AU Release Date
2020-08-27
NZ Release Date
2020-08-27