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The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History by Molly Caldwell Crosby
The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History

albertj, January 1, 2007

I loved this book it was fantastic!
The title really says it all.
it tells the story of the yellow fever at the turn of the twentieth century and how it shaped our country.
it is hard to imagen this devastating disease hit America less than a century ago.
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The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History by Molly Caldwell Crosby
The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History

albertj, January 1, 2007

This book was phenomenal!
I read the book for my tenth grade American Studies class, and I loved it.
?The American Plague?, tells the story of the biggest epidemic to hit America in history, yellow fever.
Yellow fever had rampant the nation at the turn of the twentieth century. Thousands of people lives were taken due to this disease. ?Yellow fever cost more lives than the Chicago Fire, San Francisco Earthquake, and the Johnstown Flood combined? as Caldwell puts it.
Yellow fever was a mystery to the people of this era.
The disease first struck Memphis and New Orleans hard, and nearly destroyed the two cities.
Though the majority of this book focuses on the turn of the twentieth century America, it also includes the basic whole history of yellow fever, from its mysterious appearance in the world to the close encountered outbreak in 1996.
?The American Plague? follows scientists, such as Walter Reed, one of the greatest men in medical history, and there work around. Not only does this book follow the lives of the scientist but it also follows the church.
I liked this book because Caldwell brings to life every aspect of this book. I loved how she gave the disease yellow fever a trait of its own. it is hard to imagine that this devastating disease hit America just a century ago.
This book kept me intrigued and entertained for hours. I learned things I never imagined about yellow fever.
---albertj
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