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Pale rider: the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world

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"The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth--from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I. In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus traveled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted--and often permanently altered--global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts. It was partly responsible, Spinney argues, for pushing India to independence, South Africa to apartheid and Switzerland to the brink of civil war. It also created the true "lost generation." Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity"--Amazon.
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subject_facetCommunicable diseases -- History
Epidemiology -- History
Influenza -- History -- 20th century
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
title_displayPale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world
title_fullPale Rider The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World
Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world / Laura Spinney
title_shortPale rider
title_subthe Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world
topic_facetCommunicable diseases
Epidemiology
History
Influenza
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
Medical
Nonfiction
Sociology