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Author Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

Title Terrible typhoid Mary : a true story of the deadliest cook in America / Susan Campbell Bartoletti.

Imprint Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PCMS True Stories  TR BARTOLETTI    ---  Available
Description 229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-216) and index.
Contents In which Mrs. Warren has a servant problem -- In which the Warrens get more than their just "desserts" -- In which the usual suspects are questioned -- In which an epidemic fighter hunts for a clue -- In which the cook rules the kitchen -- In which Mary walks more like a man than a woman -- In which extraordinary and arbitrary powers are at work -- In which Mary fights like a caged lion -- In which Mary's bad behavior leads to her doom -- In which there's some name-calling -- In which Mary is banished like a leper -- In which Mary Mallon has her day in court -- In which Mary learns to keep her germs to herself -- In which it takes a squad of sanitary police -- In which a weaker spirit might have been broken -- Afterword, in which we consider the writing of Mary's life.
Summary "What happens when a person's reputation has been forever damaged? With archival photographs and text among other primary sources, this riveting biography of Mary Mallon by the Sibert medalist and Newbery Honor winner Susan Bartoletti looks beyond the tabloid scandal of Mary's controversial life. How she was treated by medical and legal officials reveals a lesser-known story of human and constitutional rights, entangled with the science of pathology and enduring questions about who Mary Mallon really was. How did her name become synonymous with deadly disease? And who is really responsible for the lasting legacy of Typhoid Mary? This thorough exploration includes an author's note, timeline, annotated source notes, and bibliography" -- Provided by publisher.
Study Program AR RL 7.2 5.0 175217 PCMS.
Subject Typhoid Mary, 1869-1938 -- Juvenile literature.
Typhoid fever -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Quarantine -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Cooks -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780544313675

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