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An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793

Autor: Jim Murphy
Editora: New York : Clarion Books, ©2003.
Edição/Formato   book_printbook : Escola primária e secundário : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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It's 1793, and there's an invisible killer roaming the streets of Philadelphia. The city's residents are fleeing in fear. This killer has a name--yellow fever--but everything else about it is a mystery. Its cause is unknown and there is no cure. This powerful dramatic account by award-winning author Jim Murphy traces the devastating course of the epidemic. An American Plague offers a fascinating glimpse into the  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Juvenile materials
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Tipo de Material: Escola primária e secundário
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Jim Murphy
ISBN: 0395776082 9780395776087
Número OCLC: 50958941
Prêmios: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2004.
Newbery Honor Book, 2004.
Descrição: 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Conteúdos: No one noticed --
"All was not right" --
Church bells tolling --
Confusion, distress, and utter desolation --
"It was our duty" --
The prince of bleeders --
"By twelve only" --
"This unmerciful enemy" --
"A delicate situation" --
Improvements and the public gratitude --
"A modern-day time bomb."
Responsabilidade: by Jim Murphy.
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It's 1793, and there's an invisible killer roaming the streets of Philadelphia. The city's residents are fleeing in fear. This killer has a name--yellow fever--but everything else about it is a mystery. Its cause is unknown and there is no cure. This powerful dramatic account by award-winning author Jim Murphy traces the devastating course of the epidemic. An American Plague offers a fascinating glimpse into the conditions in American cities at the time of our nation's birth while drawing thought-provoking parallels to modern-day epidemics. --

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