Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History

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St. Martin's Press
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5.9 X 9.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

CATHARINE ARNOLD read English at Girton College, Cambridge and holds a further degree in psychology. A journalist, academic, and popular historian, her previous books include The Sexual History of London, Necropolis, and Bedlam.


"[Catharine Arnold] is good at looking at civilians as well as troops and their nurses and doctors and at teasing out the human side of the catastrophe... powerful stories of ordinary people." --Wall Street Journal

"Historian Arnold presents a collection of essays that colorfully illustrate the everyday impact of the enjoyable read." --Library Journal (starred review)

"This well-researched and often overwhelming history serves as a stark warning of the threat of pandemic flu."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A wealth of stories..well-researched." --Kirkus Reviews

"Detailed and chilling...Arnold gives firsthand accounts from those who witnessed and survived the Spanish flu's deadly grip while examining its impact." --Bookpage

"In her latest book, Catharine Arnold focuses on personal experiences to convey emotionally the horror and the uncertainty of this mysterious disease...lurid and pacey, Pandemic 1918 aspires to the page-turning fascination of a detective thriller." --BBC History Magazine

For The Sexual History of London

"Hugely entertaining...a delightful travelling companion through the centuries of the city of sin." --Jeanette Winterson, The Times (UK)

"A magnificent chronicle of sex throughout the ages...allows us to return to the city, book in hand, to excavate London's deep sexual terrain." --New York Journal of Books

"A salacious historical read...titillating." --Kirkus Reviews

"[Arnold] displays her knowledge with verve and savvy in this substantial and engaging work... A soundly researched omnibus for the anglophile." --Publishers Weekly