skip to content
The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in history Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in history

Author: John M Barry
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"In the winter of 1918, the coldest the American Midwest had ever endured, history's most lethal influenza virus was born. Over the next year it flourished, killing as many as 100 million people. It killed more people in twenty-four weeks than AIDS has killed in twenty-four years, more people in a year than the Black Death of the Middle Ages killed in a century. There were many echoes of the Middle Ages in 1918:  Read more...
Rating:

based on 2 rating(s) 1 with a review

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barry, John M., 1947-
Great influenza.
New York : Viking, ©2004
(OCoLC)665113800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John M Barry
ISBN: 0670894737 9780670894734 096591142X 9780965911429 0143036491 9780143036494
OCLC Number: 52853905
Description: 546 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The warriors --
The swarm --
The tinderbox --
It begins --
Explosion --
The pestilence --
The race --
The tolling of the bell --
Lingerer --
Endgame.
Responsibility: John M. Barry.
More information:

Abstract:

At the height of WWI, history's most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. This  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"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 Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews

WorldCat User Reviews (1)

Wide-ranging history chronicles pandemic

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2015-01-14) Good Permalink

 With fears of a modern fatal pandemic, this book is a good reminder of the worst possible course of an infection. That having been said, the narrative often digresses into other topics. Even when it stays on topic, there can be a tiresome repetition to the statistics of morbidity and mortality....
Read more...  Read more...

  • Was this review helpful to you?
  •   
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (1)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52853905> # The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in history
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "52853905" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/history_20th_century> ; # History, 20th Century
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/614.51809041/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1014893> ; # Medicine
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/grippe> ; # Grippe
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/medicine_united_states_history_20th_century> ; # Medicine--United States--History--20th century
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/influenza_human_history> ; # Influenza, Human--history
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/epidemieen> ; # Epidemieën
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/influenza> ; # Influenza
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/disease_outbreaks_history> ; # Disease Outbreaks--history
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/geschichte_1918> ; # Geschichte 1918
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1754995> ; # Influenza Epidemic (1918-1919)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/influenza_epidemic_1918_1919_united_states> ; # Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919--United States
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Place/usa> ; # USA.
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2003011372> ; # Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900 - 1999
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/grippe_histoire_20e_siecle> ; # Grippe--Histoire--20e siècle
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2004" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/54289257> ; # John M. Barry
   schema:datePublished "2004" ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/392137640> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/665113800> ;
   schema:name "The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in history"@en ;
   schema:productID "52853905" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/52853905#PublicationEvent/new_york_viking_2004> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Agent/viking> ; # Viking
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/52853905#Review/-1009388077> ;
   schema:url <http://firstsearch.oclc.org/WebZ/DECRead?standardNoType=1&standardNo=0670894737&sessionid=0&srcdbname=worldcat&key=794e817539efeea881d6e093a79b5439b0d2d0665258115580b2156ce98c4e4e&ectype=EXCERPT> ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0720/2003057646-s.html> ;
   schema:url <http://firstsearch.oclc.org/WebZ/DCARead?standardNoType=1&standardNo=0670894737:srcdbname=worldcat:fromExternal=true&sessionid=0> ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0720/2003057646-t.html> ;
   schema:url <http://firstsearch.oclc.org/WebZ/DECRead?standardNoType=1&standardNo=0670894737&sessionid=0&srcdbname=worldcat&key=794e817539efeea881d6e093a79b5439b0d2d0665258115580b2156ce98c4e4e&ectype=TOC> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780965911429> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780143036494> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780670894734> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/52853905> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/disease_outbreaks_history> # Disease Outbreaks--history
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Disease Outbreaks--history"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/grippe_histoire_20e_siecle> # Grippe--Histoire--20e siècle
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Grippe--Histoire--20e siècle"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/history_20th_century> # History, 20th Century
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "History, 20th Century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/influenza_epidemic_1918_1919_united_states> # Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2003011372> ; # Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
   schema:name "Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/influenza_human_history> # Influenza, Human--history
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Influenza, Human--history"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/392137640#Topic/medicine_united_states_history_20th_century> # Medicine--United States--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008107675> ;
   schema:name "Medicine--United States--History--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2003011372> # Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1014893> # Medicine
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Medicine"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1754995> # Influenza Epidemic (1918-1919)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Influenza Epidemic (1918-1919)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/54289257> # John M. Barry
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1947" ;
   schema:familyName "Barry" ;
   schema:givenName "John M." ;
   schema:name "John M. Barry" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780143036494>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0143036491" ;
   schema:isbn "9780143036494" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780670894734>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0670894737" ;
   schema:isbn "9780670894734" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780965911429>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "096591142X" ;
   schema:isbn "9780965911429" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/665113800>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Great influenza." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52853905> ; # The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in history
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/52853905#Review/-1009388077>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52853905> ; # The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in history
   schema:reviewBody ""In the winter of 1918, the coldest the American Midwest had ever endured, history's most lethal influenza virus was born. Over the next year it flourished, killing as many as 100 million people. It killed more people in twenty-four weeks than AIDS has killed in twenty-four years, more people in a year than the Black Death of the Middle Ages killed in a century. There were many echoes of the Middle Ages in 1918: victims turned blue-black and priests in some of the world's most modern cities drove horse-drawn carts down the streets, calling upon people to bring out their dead." "But 1918 was not the Middle Ages, and the story of this epidemic is not simply one of death, suffering, and terror; it is the story of one war imposed upon the background of another. For the first time in history, science collided with epidemic disease, and great scientists - pioneers who defined modern American medicine - pitted themselves against a pestilence. The politicians and military commanders of World War I, focusing upon a different type of enemy, ignored warnings from these scientists and so fostered conditions that helped the virus kill. The strain of these two wars put society itself under almost unimaginable pressure. Even as scientists began to make progress, the larger society around them began to crack." "Yet ultimately this is a story of triumph amidst tragedy, illuminating human courage as well as science. In particular, this courage led a tenacious investigator directly to one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the twentieth century - a discovery that has spawned many Nobel prizes and even now is shaping our future."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.