Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History (Paperback)
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Pandemic 1918: The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History (Paperback)

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Published: 21/05/2020
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In the dying months of the First World War, Spanish Flu suddenly overwhelmed the globe, killing up to 100 million people. it was one of the most devastating natural disasters in world history ...
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‘Offers us a coherent, well-researched and sanitary reminder that another pandemic could be just around the corner with equally horrific consequences.’ – Sir Tony Robinson
‘Fascinating … lurid and pacy … the page-turning fascination of a detective thriller.’ – BBC History Magazine
‘A remarkable job … arresting and intimate narrative.’ – New Statesman
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But behind the staggering figures are human lives, stories of those who suffered and those who fought back – at the Front, at home, in the hospitals and laboratories. Digging into archives, unpublished records, memoirs, diaries and government documents, Catharine Arnold traces the course of the disease through the accounts of those who experienced it – from those in high office to the ordinary people: the troops, nurses, miners, labourers, and many others who were left with no memorial.

100 years after the disease burned its way across the globe, this stingingly prescient book examines the lessons that devastating outbreak taught us – and those we perhaps did not learn in time, as Covid-19 wreaks havoc across the world in 2020.

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781789292930
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


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Catharine Arnold’s book offers us a coherent, well-researched and sanitary reminder that another pandemic could be just around the corner with equally horrific consequences. - Sir Tony Robinson

Fascinating … lurid and pacy … the page-turning fascination of a detective thriller. - BBC History Magazine

Catharine Arnold has done a remarkable job of relating the tales of a diverse set of sufferers, crafting an arresting and intimate narrative of the 1918 pandemic … a gripping tale that swoops down into the grisly detail, then soars up to give a broad view over the landscape of this calamitous moment in human history … Arnold writes beautifully, and starkly, of the tragedy that unfolded. - New Statesman

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