The Great Influenza

The Great Influenza

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An in-depth account of the deadly influenza epidemic of 1918, a plague that took the lives of millions of people around the world, examines the causes of the pandemic, its devastating impact on early twentieth-century society, the researchers who risked their lives to confront the disease, and the lasting implications of the crisis and the scientific
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Product details

  • Paperback
  • 139.7 x 213.4 x 27.9mm | 476.28g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0143034480
  • 9780143034483

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Gripping... Easily our fullest, richest, most panoramic history of the subject. ("The New York Times Book Review") Spellbinding... A compelling and scary read. ("The San Diego Union-Tribune") Invaluable... an immensely readable book. ("The Seattle Times") A writer of distinction with a deep philosophical underpinning... compelling and brilliant. ("Journal of the American Medical Association")
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15,573 ratings
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4 38% (5,986)
3 22% (3,442)
2 5% (807)
1 2% (254)
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