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Each book in the comprehensive World History series offers a clearly written and visually enhanced overview of an important historical event or period. The series is designed both to acquaint readers with the basics of history and to make them aware that their lives and their own historical era are an intimate part of the ongoing human saga.
Table of Contents
Important Dates at the Time of the Influenza Pandemics 8
Introduction: Not Just a Bad Cold 10
Chapter 1 What Is Influenza? 13
Chapter 2 Influenza in the Past 30
Chapter 3 The Great Pandemic of 1918 43
Chapter 4 Influenza in the Twentieth Century 60
Chapter 5 Influenza Today and Tomorrow 77
For More Information 98
Picture Credits 103
About the Author 104