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More Deadly Than War

The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War

9781250145123

Henry Holt and Co.
Available: 05/15/18
6.4 x 9.35 · 304 pages
Ages 12-18 years
9781250145123
CDN $25.99 · cl
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Kenneth C. Davis

A Washington Post Best Children's Book of the Month, More Deadly Than War from New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis explores the hidden history of the Spanish influenza pandemic during World War I.

2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the worst disease outbreak in modern times: the Spanish flu, a story even more relevant today. This dramatic narrative, told through the stories and voices of the people caught in the deadly maelstrom, explores how this vast, global epidemic was intertwined with the horrors of World War I - and how it could happen again.

Complete with photographs, period documents, modern research, and firsthand reports by medical professionals and survivors, More Deadly Than War provides captivating insight into a catastrophe that transformed America in the early twentieth century.

A Junior Library Guild Selection!

An important history - and an important reminder that we could very well face such a threat again." - Deborah Blum, New York Times bestselling author of The Poison Guide: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

"In an age of Ebola and Zika, this vivid account is a cautionary tale that will have you rushing to wash your hands for protection." - Karen Blumenthal, award-winning author of Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights
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Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of America's Hidden History and Don't Know Much About (Reg TM) History, which gave rise to the Don't Know Much About(Reg TM) series of books for adults and children. A frequent guest on national television and radio and a Ted-Ed Educator, Davis enjoys Skype visits with middle- and high-school classrooms to discuss history. He lives in New York City.