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The American Plague

The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, The Epidemic That Shaped Our History

by Molly Caldwell Crosby

In this account, a journalist traces the course of yellow fever, stopping in 1878 Memphis to "vividly [evoke] the Faulkner-meets-'Dawn of the Dead' horrors,"*-and moving on to today's strain of the killer virus.Over the course of history, yellow fever has paralyzed governments, halted commerce, quarantined cities, moved the U.S. capital, and altere...
Publish Date
2007
September 3
Goodreads rating
3.89
ISBN
9780425217757
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historynonfictionscience
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