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The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History Paperback – October 4, 2005

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"Monumental... powerfully intelligent... not just a masterful narrative... but also an authoritative and
disturbing morality tale." —Chicago Tribune

"Easily our fullest, richest, most panoramic history of the subject." —The New York Times Book Review

"Hypnotizing, horrifying, energetic, lucid prose..." —Providence Observer

"A sobering account of the 1918 flu epidemic, compelling and timely. —The Boston Globe

"History brilliantly written... The Great Influenza is a masterpiece." —Baton Rouge Advocate

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About the Author

John M. Barry is the author of four previous books: Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and
How It Changed Amer­ica; Power Plays: Politics, Football, and Other Blood Sports; The Transformed Cell: Unlocking the
Mysteries of Cancer (cowritten with Steven Rosenberg); and The Ambition and the Power: A True Story of Washington. He
lives in New Orleans and Wash­ington, D.C.

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