Understanding this Time in Our History

By Books on the Pond, Charlestown, RI

By Books on the Pond, Charlestown, RI

On Immunity: An Inoculation

Eula Biss

$16.00 $14.72

The Plague

Albert Camus

$15.00 $13.80

"On this earth there are pestilences and there are victims, and it's up to us, as far as possible, not to join forces with the pestilence." - Albert Camus. Brilliantly Camus suffuses the sickness of Nazism with an actual plague - and then, finds the light within it.

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

Barbara W. Tuchman

$20.00 $18.40

Tuchman chronicled the 14th century's Black Death (bubonic plague) which reduced Europe's population by half.

A Journal of the Plague Year

Daniel Defoe

$11.00 $10.12

Written in 1722, Defoe reinvents genre by writing in a middle aged man's voice. He was five when the Great Plague of London took over his city, and 62 when it was published. Today we would call it a nonfiction novel.

America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918

Alfred W. Crosby


The Spanish Influenza killed millions and millions of people in 1918-19. This landmark medical history finally acknowledged the memory of this devastating flu.