The past can instruct the present. Here below are venerated titles that have appeared on many recommended book lists for this particular moment in our country's history.
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.
John M Barry$19.00 $17.48
Barbara W. Tuchman$20.00 $18.00
Tuchman chronicled the 14th century's Black Death (bubonic plague) which reduced Europe's population by half.
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.
The Spanish Influenza killed millions and millions of people in 1918-19. This landmark medical history finally acknowledged the memory of this devastating flu.
Jared Diamond$18.95 $17.43
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