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The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History

Publisher: Berkley Books, 2007

ISBN: 9780425217757

Product: Book, Paperback

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In this account, a journalist traces the course of the infectious disease known as yellow fever, "vividly evoking] the Faulkner-meets-Dawn of the Dead horrors" (The New York Times Book Review) of this killer virus.

Over the course of history, yellow fever has paralyzed governments, halted commerce, quarantined cities, moved the U.S. capital, and altered the outcome of wars. During a single summer in Memphis alone, it cost more lives than the Chicago fire, the San Francisco earthquake, and the Johnstown flood combined.

In 1900, the U.S. sent three doctors to Cuba to discover how yellow fever was spread. There, they launched one of history's most controversial human studies. Compelling and terrifying, The American Plague depicts the story of yellow fever and its reign in this country--and in Africa, where even today it strikes thousands every year. With "arresting tales of heroism," (Publishers Weekly) it is a story as much about the nature of human beings as it is about the nature of disease.

ISBN/UPC:

9780425217757

Product:

Book, Paperback

Title:

The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History

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Publisher:

Berkley Books, 2007

Pages:

368

Languages:

English

Specification:

8.2 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches, 1 pounds

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