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The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History

AUTHOR Crosby, Molly Caldwell
PUBLISHER Tantor Audio (12/05/2017)
PRODUCT TYPE Audio (Compact Disc)

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Over the course of history, yellow fever has paralyzed governments, halted commerce, quarantined cities, moved the U.S. capital, and altered the outcome of wars. During a single summer in Memphis alone, it cost more lives than the Chicago fire, the San Francisco earthquake, and the Johnstown flood combined. In 1900, the U.S. sent three doctors to Cuba to discover how yellow fever was spread. There, they launched one of history's most controversial human studies. Compelling and terrifying, The American Plague depicts the story of yellow fever and its reign in this country-and in Africa, where even today it strikes thousands every year. With "arresting tales of heroism," it is a story as much about the nature of human beings as it is about the nature of disease.
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ISBN-13: 9781541412392
ISBN-10: 1541412397
Binding: CD-Audio (CD Standard Audio Format)
Content Language: English
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Carton Quantity: 20
Product Dimensions: 6.40 x 1.10 x 5.50 inches
Weight: 0.40 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Price on Product, Unabridged
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Medical | History
Medical | Diseases - Contagious
Medical | United States - General
Grade Level: College Freshman and up
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In a summer of panic and death in 1878, more than half the population of Memphis, Tennessee, fled the yellow fever epidemic. In her account, Crosby profiles several scientists, some of whom died in their fight to identify the cause of this disease that remains a threat to this very day.
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Over the course of history, yellow fever has paralyzed governments, halted commerce, quarantined cities, moved the U.S. capital, and altered the outcome of wars. During a single summer in Memphis alone, it cost more lives than the Chicago fire, the San Francisco earthquake, and the Johnstown flood combined. In 1900, the U.S. sent three doctors to Cuba to discover how yellow fever was spread. There, they launched one of history's most controversial human studies. Compelling and terrifying, The American Plague depicts the story of yellow fever and its reign in this country-and in Africa, where even today it strikes thousands every year. With "arresting tales of heroism," it is a story as much about the nature of human beings as it is about the nature of disease.
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Author: Crosby, Molly Caldwell
Molly Caldwell Crosby is the national bestselling author of Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic That Remains One of Medicine s Greatest Mysteries and The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History, which has been nominated for several awards. Crosby holds a master of arts degree in nonfiction and science writing from Johns Hopkins University and previously worked for National Geographic magazine. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, Health, and USA Today, among others. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with her family.
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Narrated by: Woodson, Paul
Paul Woodson has lived in both the U.S. and England, received a BFA in acting at Boston University, and has been acting and singing since the age of thirteen. He has recorded over fifty audiobooks, many in the historical romance and Highlander genres, as well as fantasy, thrillers, classics, and young adult titles.
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