America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918

America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918

by Alfred W. Crosby
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America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 by Alfred W. Crosby

Between August 1918 and March 1919 the Spanish influenza spread worldwide, claiming over 25 million lives - more people than perished in the fighting of the First World War. It proved fatal to at least a half-million Americans. Yet, the Spanish flu pandemic is largely forgotten today. In this vivid narrative, Alfred W. Crosby recounts the course of the pandemic during the panic-stricken months of 1918 and 1919, measures its impact on American society, and probes the curious loss of national memory of this cataclysmic event. This 2003 edition includes a preface discussing the then recent outbreaks of diseases, including the Asian flu and the SARS epidemic.

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ISBN-13: 9781107385931
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/21/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

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America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Accurate in its account of the first pandemic that impacted many lives. The writing is fairly academic in style which may not appeal to a broad audience. A good read for those interested in public health affairs and health issues.