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Author Marrin, Albert, author.

Title Very, very, very dreadful [sound recording]: the influenza pandemic of 1918 / Albert Marrin.

Publication Info. New York, New York: Books on Tape, c2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Audio CD  ACD 614.518 Mar    ---  Available
Description 5 discs (345 min.) digital, 4 3/4 in.
Contents Prologue: The great-granddaddy of them all -- The pitiless war -- Diseases of war -- Puny man: drowning in the second wave -- A fear and panic : influenza and American society -- To the bitter end -- A detective story.
Summary In spring of 1918, World War I was underway, and troops at Fort Riley, Kansas, found themselves felled by influenza. By the summer of 1918, the second wave struck as a highly contagious and lethal epidemic and within weeks exploded into a pandemic, an illness that travels rapidly from one continent to another. It would impact the course of the war, and kill many millions more soldiers than warfare itself. Of all diseases, the 1918 flu was by far the worst that has ever afflicted humankind; not even the Black Death of the Middle Ages comes close in terms of the number of lives it took. No war, no natural disaster, no famine has claimed so many. In the space of eighteen months in 1918-1919, about 500 million people--one-third of the global population at the time--came down with influenza. The exact total of lives lost will never be known, but the best estimate is between 50 and 100 million.--Provided by Publisher.
Note Compact disc.
Performer Read by Jim Frangione.
Note Unabridged.
Subject Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- Juvenile literature.
Influenza -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Epidemics -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Diseases -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Juvenile works.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Young adult nonfiction.
Added Author Frangione, Jim.
Added Title Influenza pandemic of 1918
Influenza pandemic of nineteen-eighteen
ISBN 9780525526094

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