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

Author: Jim Murphy
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Curriculum resource
Juvenile materials
Literature
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Murphy
ISBN: 0395776082 9780395776087 9780329751418 0329751417
OCLC Number: 50958941
Awards: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2004.
Newbery Honor Book, 2004
Description: 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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 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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i hate this book

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I DONT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK IM GOING TO CRY I HATE THIS SO MUCH IF I HAD A CHOICE I WOULD BURN THIS BOOK NOTHING MAKES SENSE ABOUT IT!

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