America's Forgotten Pandemic America's Forgotten Pandemic

America's Forgotten Pandemic

The Influenza of 1918

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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2003
July 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
484
Pages
PUBLISHER
Cambridge University Press
SELLER
Cambridge University Press
SIZE
4.7
MB

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