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The Resource The great influenza : the story of the deadliest pandemic in history, John M. Barry, (Large Print)

The great influenza : the story of the deadliest pandemic in history, John M. Barry, (Large Print)

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The great influenza : the story of the deadliest pandemic in history
Title
The great influenza
Title remainder
the story of the deadliest pandemic in history
Statement of responsibility
John M. Barry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the height of WWI, history's most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not the Middle Ages, and 1918 marked the first collision of science and epidemic disease. Revised to reflect the growing danger of the avian flu, this is ultimately a tale of triumph amid tragedy, providing us with a precise and sobering model as we confront the epidemics looming on our own horizon."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
ZPJ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barry, John M.
Dewey number
614.5/1809041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Medicine
  • Large type books
  • Medicine
  • United States
Label
The great influenza : the story of the deadliest pandemic in history, John M. Barry, (Large Print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Penguin Books: 2005
  • Originally published in hardback as The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in history. New York : Viking Penguin, 2004
  • Photograph credits appear on page 925
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 754-926) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The warriors -- The swarm -- The tinderbox -- It begins -- Explosion -- The pestilence -- The race -- The tolling of the bell -- Lingerer -- Endgame -- Afterword
Control code
on1183473150
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xii, 926 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593346464
Lccn
on1183473150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), portraits (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1183473150
Label
The great influenza : the story of the deadliest pandemic in history, John M. Barry, (Large Print)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Penguin Books: 2005
  • Originally published in hardback as The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in history. New York : Viking Penguin, 2004
  • Photograph credits appear on page 925
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 754-926) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The warriors -- The swarm -- The tinderbox -- It begins -- Explosion -- The pestilence -- The race -- The tolling of the bell -- Lingerer -- Endgame -- Afterword
Control code
on1183473150
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xii, 926 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593346464
Lccn
on1183473150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), portraits (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1183473150

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