Book reviews, recommended books, “The Great Influenza” The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History Revised Edition by John M. Barry, this book is a good choice, if you are interested in search of knowledge about the virus,…
The topics are well-researched, well-documented.
The contents range from the state of medical science, to the medical schools and their evolution… to the pandemic.
About 1918-20 pandemic (the Great Influenza Epidemic), estimates are on the order of 500 million people worldwide were infected and that (between 50 and) 100 million died.
There is a lot of information in this book, very detailed descriptions of the evolution, replication and categorization of viruses; and how vaccines were finally produced.
The author considers the disease started in october 1918 at a military base in Kansas (U.S.A.) and spread to Europe via troop movements and then to the whole world…
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Card / Details of the book “The Great Influenza” The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History Revised Edition by John M. Barry:
- Paperback: 546 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Revised edition
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143036491
- ISBN-13: 978-0143036494
The book is well written.
> Over a year on The New York Times bestseller list
“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
“History brilliantly written… The Great Influenza is a masterpiece.” — Baton Rouge Advocate
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