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The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time (P.S.)

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La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled by the scourge that would come to be called the Black Death. The Great Mortality is the extraordinary epic account of the worst natural disaster in European history — a drama of courage, cowardice, misery, madness, and sacrifice that brilliantly illuminates humankind's darkest days when an old world ended and a new world was born.

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La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled by the scourge that would come to be called the Black Death. The Great Mortality is the extraordinary epic account of the worst natural disaster in European history — a drama of courage, cowardice, misery, madness, and sacrifice that brilliantly illuminates humankind's darkest days when an old world ended and a new world was born.

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John Kelly, who holds a graduate degree in European history, is the author and coauthor of ten books on science, medicine, and human behavior, including Three on the Edge, which Publishers Weekly called the work of "an expert storyteller." He lives in New York City.

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Rats, Romance, Death and History! Who could ask for a more riveting subject? This totally interesting book held me in its grip until the last page!
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ISBN:
9780060006938
Subtitle:
An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time
Author:
Kelly, John
Author:
by John Kelly
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Epidemics
Subject:
Forensic Medicine
Subject:
Plague -- history.
Subject:
Black death -- History.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.86x5.90x.97 in. .65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled by the scourge that would come to be called the Black Death. The Great Mortality is the extraordinary epic account of the worst natural disaster in European history — a drama of courage, cowardice, misery, madness, and sacrifice that brilliantly illuminates humankind's darkest days when an old world ended and a new world was born.
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