Pale Rider

Pale Rider

The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World

Hardback446pp Illustrated233x149mm

9781610397674     Product Code: 508126

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The influenza pandemic of 1918–20, which infected a third of the global population, killed 50–100 million people (probably more than the First and Second World Wars combined), yet it barely figures in the collective memory. This story of how the virus ‘emerged, swept the planet and receded’ also investigates human coexistence with flu viruses over the past 12,000 years, and looks at how societies might best combat another pandemic. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.

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