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

Author: Jim Murphy
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 [book] traces the devastating course of the epidemic. [The book] offers a ... glimpse into the conditions in American cities at the time of our nation's birth while  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Murphy
OCLC Number: 54113067
Notes: Originally published: New York : Clarion Books, c2003.
Target Audience: Grades 5-9.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: 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."
Responsibility: 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 [book] traces the devastating course of the epidemic. [The book] offers a ... 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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