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Pandemic 1918

The Story of the Deadliest Influenza in History

Catharine Arnold


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21 May 2020
In the dying months of the First World War, Spanish Flu suddenly overwhelmed the globe, killing up to 100 million people. it was one of the most devastating natural disasters in world history ... ___________ 'Offers us a coherent, well-researched and sanitary reminder that another pandemic could be just around the corner with equally horrific consequences.' - Sir Tony Robinson 'Fascinating ... lurid and pacy ... the page-turning fascination of a detective thriller.' - BBC History Magazine 'A remarkable job ... arresting and intimate narrative.' - New Statesman ___________ But behind the staggering figures are human lives, stories of those who suffered and those who fought back - at the Front, at home, in the hospitals and laboratories. Digging into archives, unpublished records, memoirs, diaries and government documents, Catharine Arnold traces the course of the disease through the accounts of those who experienced it - from those in high office to the ordinary people: the troops, nurses, miners, labourers, and many others who were left with no memorial.

100 years after the disease burned its way across the globe, this stingingly prescient book examines the lessons that devastating outbreak taught us - and those we perhaps did not learn in time, as Covid-19 wreaks havoc across the world in 2020.
By:   Catharine Arnold
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 27mm
ISBN:   9781789292930
ISBN 10:   178929293X
Publication Date:   21 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Other merchandise
Publisher's Status:   Active

Catharine Arnold is the author of the much-acclaimed London quartet, a series about the dark side of the capital, consisting of Necropolis, London and its Dead, Bedlam, London and its Mad, City of Sin, London and its Vices and Underworld, London City of Crime and Punishment. Her first novel, Lost Time, won a Betty Trask Award. Catharine read English at the University of Cambridge and holds a further degree in psychology. She is a popular TV presenter and speaker.

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