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

Label
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
Subject
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.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barry, John M.
Dewey number
614.5/1809041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
RC150.4
LC item number
.B37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WC 515
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Medicine
  • Medicine
Target audience
adult
Label
The great influenza : the story of the deadliest pandemic in history, John M. Barry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Viking, ©2004. With new afterword on avian flu
  • "Updated with a new afterword on the 100th anniversary of 1918"--Cover,
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-527) 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
The warriors -- The swarm -- The tinderbox -- It begins -- Explosion -- The pestilence -- The race -- The tolling of the bell -- Lingerer -- Endgame
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
546 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143036494
Lccn
2006273207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, and photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)64487722
  • (OCoLC)ocm64487722
  • 661085
Label
The great influenza : the story of the deadliest pandemic in history, John M. Barry
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Viking, ©2004. With new afterword on avian flu
  • "Updated with a new afterword on the 100th anniversary of 1918"--Cover,
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-527) 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
The warriors -- The swarm -- The tinderbox -- It begins -- Explosion -- The pestilence -- The race -- The tolling of the bell -- Lingerer -- Endgame
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
546 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143036494
Lccn
2006273207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, and photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)64487722
  • (OCoLC)ocm64487722
  • 661085

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