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The Resource Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world, Laura Spinney

Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world, Laura Spinney

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Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world
Title
Pale rider
Title remainder
the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Laura Spinney
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth--from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I. In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus traveled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted--and often permanently altered--global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts. It was partly responsible, Spinney argues, for pushing India to independence, South Africa to apartheid and Switzerland to the brink of civil war. It also created the true "lost generation." Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity"--Amazon
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spinney, Laura
Dewey number
614.51809041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza
  • Communicable diseases
  • Epidemiology
Target audience
adult
Label
Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world, Laura Spinney
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources (pages 298-317) 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
Introduction: The elephant in the room -- part 1. The unwalled city: Coughs and sneezes ; The monads of Leibniz -- part 2. Anatomy of a pandemic: Ripples on a pond ; Like a thief in the night -- part 3. Manhu, or What is it?: Disease eleven ; The doctors' dilemma ; The wrath of God -- part 4. The survival instinct: Chalking doors with crosses ; The placebo effect ; Good Samaritans -- part 5. Post mortem: The hunt for patient zero ; Counting the dead -- part 6. Science redeemed: Aenigmoplasma influenzae ; Beware the barnyard ; The human factor -- part 7. The post-flu world: The green shoots of recovery ; Alternate histories ; Anti-science, science ; Healthcare for all? ; War and peace ; Melancholy muse -- part 8. Roscoe's legacy -- Afterword: On memory
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781610397674
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017933356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)968771198
Label
Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world, Laura Spinney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources (pages 298-317) 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
Introduction: The elephant in the room -- part 1. The unwalled city: Coughs and sneezes ; The monads of Leibniz -- part 2. Anatomy of a pandemic: Ripples on a pond ; Like a thief in the night -- part 3. Manhu, or What is it?: Disease eleven ; The doctors' dilemma ; The wrath of God -- part 4. The survival instinct: Chalking doors with crosses ; The placebo effect ; Good Samaritans -- part 5. Post mortem: The hunt for patient zero ; Counting the dead -- part 6. Science redeemed: Aenigmoplasma influenzae ; Beware the barnyard ; The human factor -- part 7. The post-flu world: The green shoots of recovery ; Alternate histories ; Anti-science, science ; Healthcare for all? ; War and peace ; Melancholy muse -- part 8. Roscoe's legacy -- Afterword: On memory
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781610397674
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017933356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)968771198

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