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The Resource Very, very, very dreadful : the influenza pandemic of 1918, Albert Marrin

Very, very, very dreadful : the influenza pandemic of 1918, Albert Marrin

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Very, very, very dreadful : the influenza pandemic of 1918
Title
Very, very, very dreadful
Title remainder
the influenza pandemic of 1918
Statement of responsibility
Albert Marrin
Title variation
Influenza pandemic of nineteen-eighteen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
YDX
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Marrin, Albert
Dewey number
614.5/1809041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RC150.4
LC item number
.M38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza
  • Epidemics
  • Diseases
  • Influenza
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Biology
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza
  • Epidemics
  • Diseases
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Very, very, very dreadful : the influenza pandemic of 1918, Albert Marrin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographic notes, references (pages 183-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn991204043
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9781101931479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)991204043
Label
Very, very, very dreadful : the influenza pandemic of 1918, Albert Marrin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographic notes, references (pages 183-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn991204043
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9781101931479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)991204043

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