Return of the Black Death: The World's Greatest Serial Killer (Paperback)
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Short Description for Return of the Black Death The Black Death of the 14th century was the most terrible and notorious killer of its time. In this frightening book, Susan Scott and Christopher Duncan contradict what has been taught to every school child for the last 100 years and explain why the Black Death couldn't possibly have been bubonic plague.
- Published: 18 July 2005
- Format: Paperback 318 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780470090015 ISBN 10: 0470090014
- Sales rank: 418,292
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If the twenty-first century seems an unlikely stage for the return of a 14th-century killer, the authors of Return of the Black Death argue that the plague, which vanquished half of Europe, has only lain dormant, waiting to emerge again—perhaps, in another form. At the heart of their chilling scenario is their contention that the plague was spread by direct human contact (not from rat fleas) and was, in fact, a virus perhaps similar to AIDS and Ebola. Noting the periodic occurrence of plagues throughout history, the authors predict its inevitable re-emergence sometime in the future, transformed by mass mobility and bioterrorism into an even more devastating killer.