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The Great Influenza
The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History | John M. Barry
22 posts | 18 read | 29 to read
An account of the deadly influenza epidemic of 1918, which took the lives of millions of people around the world, examines its causes, its impact on early twentieth-century society, and the lasting implications of the crisis.
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Topcats69
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Great book and great listen

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Leftcoastzen
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With the flu comes a #fever Two books about the World War I era flu pandemic.Still on my TBR .More US soldiers were killed by the flu than in battle.I may be a bit afraid to read them.
#MOvember

Cinfhen I found these type of books equally fascinating and terrifying 2mo
Amiable Oh, I loved these books! Especially “The Great Influenza” —what a great read. 2mo
Crazeedi Great influenza was excellent, havent read the other, I'll look for it 2mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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Someone is being mischievous today. 😼 #catsofLitsy #HelloKitty

wanderinglynn 😂 Love the expression. It‘s like, “what? This is my spot from where I spy on you.” ❤️🐱 4mo
TheSpineView ❤🐾 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 4mo
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ravenlee Nothing to see here. Move along. 4mo
Scochrane26 That is so adorable! 4mo
Soubhiville I almost didn‘t see! Very sneaky. 4mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Kitties and their cubbies! 😸 4mo
BookNAround Love that nothing got knocked over in the process of getting back there! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @BookNAround She usually knocks a ton of books over when she goes back there, I was impressed! 4mo
Clwojick SUCH a peach 😍 4mo
Amiable Love the kitty, but I also love that I see a copy of “The Great Influenza” on your shelf! Fantastic book. 👍🏼 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @Clwojick she‘s something, all right. 😂😂 @amiable so, that book has been on my shelf for years and I‘ve never read it. I have always struggled with books about contagious 🦠 giving me nightmares (Hot Zone had me sleepless for days way back when!), so I‘ve never built up the nerve to read it! 4mo
VioletBramble The Great Influenza is my favorite book about the flu pandemic. It‘s more personal stories and research and less Hot Zone scary. (edited) 4mo
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Amiable
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My contribution for the “J” prompt in #30junebooks is “The Great Influenza” by JOHN M. Barry. This is a fascinating examination of the influenza epidemic of 1918, in which 100 million people worldwide died. (100 MILLION. In 24 weeks. 😳) I‘m a sucker for disease and epidemic books, and this one hit all my must-haves for a great work of narrative nonfiction.

@howjessreads

Leftcoastzen This is on mountain TBR! 8mo
Soubhiville Your flowers are lovely! 8mo
Amiable @Soubhiville Thanks! I just got them this weekend, so they‘re still alive. For now. 😀 8mo
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Amiable @Leftcoastzen It‘s very detailed—some might say too much so. But I‘m a huge nerd for what my husband calls my “disease-of-the-month book club,” so I loved it! 8mo
howjessreads I need to read this! I loved The Ghost Map, and this seems similar. 8mo
Crazeedi I absolutely loved this book. So much I did not know about the real beginnings of this epidemic! 8mo
Crazeedi I'm a sucker for these kind of books too...😬😊 8mo
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MicrobeMom
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This morning‘s beautiful #audiowalk. The last of this snow will be gone by tomorrow. Let Spring begin! #litsywalkers

kstadt929 Jealous! We have so many deep piles of snow still (it is actually a wintery mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow right now)...so ready for spring weather!!! 10mo
Wife 🌹 10mo
MicrobeMom @kstadt929 where are you? We have had the worse winter without any real snow storms. Just ice 1-3 inches. I was hoping for 1 large storm but no luck so far. Next week we are supposed to be in the 50s and 60s. Hope you get spring soon! 10mo
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kstadt929 @MicrobeMom Wisconsin! We have had the most snowfall we‘ve had in years and years. Earlier this week I saw a thing saying we had 67.5 inches of snow so far this winter (and that was before yesterday‘s storm!) and the average is 51! There was a storm of snow and/or sheets of ice covering the road almost every week from mid Jan-Feb. I think that is why I‘m so sick of it this year and just need spring to get here! 10mo
MicrobeMom @kstadt929 oh yes! I have family in Green Bay! Lots of snow! I think you guys got all our snow this year. I hope it melts and the temp warms up for you soon! 10mo
kstadt929 @MicrobeMom Thank you!! 10mo
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MicrobeMom
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My little man is on day 4 of being home from school and day 5 of suffering from the flu. I can‘t imagine how sick he would have been if we wasn‘t vaccinated! Well gives mom a whole lot of time to catch up on reading and knitting!

C.Perone awwww🙁 hope he feels better soon! 11mo
cobwebmoth Hope he feels better soon! 11mo
Eyelit 💚💚💚 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope he feels better soon!! 💙💙 11mo
JennyM Get well soon little dude! 11mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Something cheerful for the ride in.

Kaye NF🌟 12mo
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lobo_neves
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Very interesting. I've learned a lot about the period and the pandemic. I was always curious about that since I've seen many, many graves in the local cemetery all dated the same few weeks of 1918. It's worth of note though that it's a heavy reading and sometimes the text just doesn't flow.

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Conservio
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I am finally done. I primarily read this book at school in chunks of 15-20 minutes twice a week. I learned a lot and can teach my virology friends some things ;). My only complaint was disregarding Ms.Rosalind Franklin about DNA and stating things that aren‘t 100% certain.
#science #influenza #epidemiology

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Conservio
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Excuse me?!? What about Ms. Rosalind Franklin?!?!
#sexism

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Conservio
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Slowly making my way through. #workreads #exercise

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Conservio
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Fun fact Pneumonia was the leading cause of death in the U.S until 1936 #funfact #exerciseandread

tpixie Great info in this book! Go get your flu shot!! 2y
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Conservio
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Eating some pineapple curry and getting caught up on my reading #thai

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Conservio
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Fun fact #1: the Spanish Influenza has killed more people than #aids and the #bubonicplague. #viruses #history #science

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Conservio
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4/6 biographies down. I read "5 Days at Memorial" by Sheri Fink and loved it. I'm also fascinated by epidemics and disease. #tbr #disease #science #biography #womanrolemodels

Crazeedi I love books on epidemics and disease too. 2y
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Clevercactus
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Went to the doctor and tested positive for #influenza. Figured it's a good time to start reading this book. #flu

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Zelma
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I finally got to a used bookstore in town that for some reason had never visited. I am in love! 😍 I'll take photos next time, but this place was great! Friendly knowledgeable owner, organized, tons of subjects, lots of light, cozy, books in a great condition, and a cat. 😻 this was my #bookhaul that I spent a bit too much on.

ChasingOm I bought the Book of Strange New Things at a used bookstore today too! 😂 3y
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Zelma @BarbaraTheBibliophage I am so excited about all of theses titles! @Booksandcooks I know I could have gotten this at a library, but I felt a need to buy it today. 😋 @ChasingOm 😆 nice! 3y
Megabooks I own it as a hardback, ebook and audiobook. That's how much I love it!! 3y
Zelma @Booksandcooks now that is a strong endorsement! 😁 3y
Literaryunicorn Station Eleven is really great! 3y
Hooked_on_books The Omnivore's Dilemma is one of my favorite books! It is just so good--it'll make you think for sure. We should all think about where our food comes from. 3y
BookswithB Station Eleven! 3y
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Loralie
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Beautifully written book considering the subject. It ranges from the science to war to life to misinformation all while bring the people discussed to life with all of their flaws.

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Loralie

I was in avoidance mode today & took refuge in reading & science which is my jam. Donated blood to start this Inauguration Day off right & am now reading this amazing book about the 1918 flu epidemic.

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OffTheBeatenShelf.com

The books that strike fear in my heart are a little different than your average horror/thriller/suspense book. I shared 8 books that scared me on my blog today (http://www.offthebeatenshelf.com/blog/halloween2016) so does that mean my #giveascarybook hashtag counts 8 times? 😝 Let's give more kids more books!

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#allhallowsread #booktober #scaretober #halloween #giveascarybook

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ooo! Yay! I love scary book recommendations! Subscribing! 3y
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Crazeedi
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This is an incredible book, Rosie and I were fascinated by the wealth of information we never knew about this pandemic. And what our government did to deny this was happening, just because they were all about the Great War. Needless lives lost in so many ways. Highly recommend

tpixie This has been on my TBR forever! I‘ve got to move it up!! 2y
Andrew65 You might be interested in As Bright As Heaven, if you have not read it. The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic figures strongly in this excellent book, and particularly it‘s outbreak in Pittsburgh which I think was the worst affected city in the US. (edited) 2y
Crazeedi Andrew65 thank you, I will definitely look for that book, sounds fascinating 2y
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Crazeedi I have read other books by Susan meissner 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage These re my favorite kinds of books. So hi! We nonfiction readers gotta stick together. Here‘s two of my favorite Litsy nonfiction readers: @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Booksandcooks 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Following, and stacking! Thanks for the tag @BarbaraTheBibliophage 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ll add this one to my to read pile for #nonfiction2018 2y
Megabooks Thanks for the tag @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😃 the book sounds really interesting #stacked 2y
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onceuponawhim
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Current read. It's fascinating!