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

Catharine Arnold (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date
May 12, 2020
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250784452

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About the Author

CATHARINE ARNOLD studied 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.

Reviews

Praise for Pandemic 1918:

"[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 disease...an enjoyable read. --Library Journal (starred review)

Well-researched...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

"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