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Very, very, very dreadful: the influenza pandemic of 1918

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From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a fascinating look at the history and science of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic--and its chilling and timely resemblance to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. In spring of 1918, World War I was underway, and troops at Fort Riley, Kansas, found themselves felled by influenza. By the summer of 1918, the second wave struck as a highly contagious and lethal epidemic and within weeks exploded into a pandemic, an illness that travels rapidly from one continent to another. It would impact the course of the war, and kill many millions more soldiers than warfare itself. Of all diseases, the 1918 flu was by far the worst that has ever afflicted humankind; not even the Black Death of the Middle Ages comes close in terms of the number of lives it took. No war, no natural disaster, no famine has claimed so many. In the space of eighteen months in 1918-1919, about 500 million people--one-third of the global population at the time--came down with influenza. The exact total of lives lost will never be known, but the best estimate is between 50 and 100 million. In this powerful book, filled with black and white photographs, nonfiction master Albert Marrin examines the history, science, and impact of this great scourge--and the possibility for another worldwide pandemic today. A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year!
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Diseases
Diseases -- Juvenile literature
Epidemics
Epidemics -- Juvenile literature
Influenza -- History
Influenza -- History -- Juvenile literature
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- Juvenile literature
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Young Adult Nonfiction -- United States -- History -- 20th Century
Young adult nonfiction
title_displayVery, very, very dreadful : the influenza pandemic of 1918
title_fullVery, Very, Very Dreadful The Influenza Pandemic of 1918
Very, very, very dreadful : the influenza pandemic of 1918 / Albert Marrin
title_shortVery, very, very dreadful
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Diseases
Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Epidemics
Health & Daily Living
Health & Fitness
History
Influenza
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
Science
Science & Nature
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