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The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History

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No disease the world has ever known even remotely resembles the great influenza epidemic of 1918. Presumed to have begun when sick farm animals ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
Smaug

The best

by Smaug on Jul 29, 2010

This is the best book on the 1918 flu epidemic in the United States. I found the first 60 pages with the biographies of the scientists involved a bit too slow but once the pandemic began - I couldn't put the book down. It does not cover the digging up of the bodies in Alaska for comparasons to ... More

Wugo

The Great Influenza

by Wugo on Feb 18, 2010

Mr. Barry has written an adequate history of the 1918 influenza pandemic He succeeds in making the story gripping by interlarding it with dramatic details and mini-biographies adulating doctors who were involved in some way with research related to influenza.. The book conveys a clear impression of ... More

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