The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

John M. Barry (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$19.00  $17.48
Publisher
Penguin Group
Publish Date
October 01, 2005
Pages
546
Dimensions
5.46 X 8.5 X 1.19 inches | 1.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780143036494

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About the Author

John M. Barry is the author of four previous books: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed Amer­ica; Power Plays: Politics, Football, and Other Blood Sports; The Transformed Cell: Unlocking the Mysteries of Cancer (cowritten with Steven Rosenberg); and The Ambition and the Power: A True Story of Washington. He lives in New Orleans and Wash­ington, D.C.

Reviews

"Monumental... powerfully intelligent... not just a masterful narrative... but also an authoritative and disturbing morality tale." --Chicago Tribune

"Easily our fullest, richest, most panoramic history of the subject." --The New York Times Book Review

"Hypnotizing, horrifying, energetic, lucid prose..." --Providence Observer

"A sobering account of the 1918 flu epidemic, compelling and timely. --The Boston Globe

"History brilliantly written... The Great Influenza is a masterpiece." --Baton Rouge Advocate