• America's Forgotten Pandemic (Second Edition)

  • The Influenza of 1918
  • By: Alfred W. Crosby
  • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Between August 1918 and March 1919, the Spanish influenza spread worldwide, claiming over 25 million lives - more people than perished in the fighting of the First World War. It proved fatal to at least a half-million Americans. Yet, the Spanish flu pandemic is largely forgotten today. 

In this vivid narrative, Alfred W. Crosby recounts the course of the pandemic during the panic-stricken months of 1918 and 1919, measures its impact on American society, and probes the curious loss of national memory of this cataclysmic event. This edition includes a preface discussing the then-recent outbreaks of diseases, including the Asian flu and the SARS epidemic.

©2003 Alfred W Crosby; Copyright 1989 by Cambridge University Press (P)2021 Tantor

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