The Big 5 Books ... on the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

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Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It

Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It

by Gina Kolata
In Flu, Gina Kolata, an acclaimed reporter for The New York Times, unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. From Alaska to Norway, from the streets of Hong Kong to the corridors of the White House, Kolata tracks the race to recover the live pathogen and probes the fear that has impelled government policy.
Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World

Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World

by Laura Spinney
In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on the history of the twentieth century.
Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History

Pandemic 1918: Eyewitness Accounts from the Greatest Medical Holocaust in Modern History

by Catharine Arnold
"Detailed and chilling...Arnold gives firsthand accounts from those who witnessed and survived the Spanish flu's deadly grip while examining its impact." --Bookpage
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (Revised)

The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History (Revised)

by John M Barry
"Monumental... powerfully intelligent... not just a masterful narrative... but also an authoritative and disturbing morality tale." --Chicago Tribune
America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 (Revised)

America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 (Revised)

by Alfred W Crosby
"[This] is a fine, galloping account of the influenza pandemic that killed some 25 million people in less than a year. In some ways it was a page out of the Middle Ages bound in the twentieth century. No plague ever killed so many people in so short a time." Natural History