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The Great Influenze


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Part I: The Warriors
Part II: The Swarm
Part III: The Tinderbox
Part IV: It Begins
Part V: Explosion
Part VI: The Pestilence
Part VII: The Race
Part VIII: The Tolling Of The Bell
Part IX: Lingerer
Part X: Endgame

About the Author

John M. Barry is the author of four previous books- Rising Tide- The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed Amer-ica; Power Plays- Politics, Football, and Other Blood Sports; The Transformed Cell- Unlocking the Mysteries of Cancer (cowritten with Steven Rosenberg); and The Ambition and the Power- A True Story of Washington. He lives in New Orleans and Wash-ington, D.C.


Over a year on The New York Times bestseller list

"Monumental... powerfully intelligent... not just a masterful narrative... but also an authoritative and disturbing morality tale." -Chicago Tribune

"Easily our fullest, richest, most panoramic history of the subject." -The New York Times Book Review

"Hypnotizing, horrifying, energetic, lucid prose..." -Providence Observer

"A sobering account of the 1918 flu epidemic, compelling and timely. -The Boston Globe

"History brilliantly written... The Great Influenza is a masterpiece." -Baton Rouge Advocate

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