In 1918, the world faced the deadliest pandemic in human history. What can the story of the so-called Spanish Flu teach us about the fight against present day crises, and how to prepare for future outbreaks?
John M. Barry is the author of four previous books- Rising Tide- The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed Amer-ica; Power Plays- Politics, Football, and Other Blood Sports; The Transformed Cell- Unlocking the Mysteries of Cancer (co-written with Steven Rosenberg); and The Ambition and the Power- A True Story of Washington. He lives in New Orleans and Wash-ington, D.C.
'Everything you need to know about one of the deadliest
outbreaks in human history' -- Bill Gates
'Easily our fullest, richest, most panoramic history of the subject' -- New York Times Book Review
Monumental... powerfully intelligent... not just a masterful narrative... but also an authoritative and disturbing morality tale -- Chicago Tribune
'A sobering account of the 1918 flu epidemic, compelling and timely' -- Boston Globe
'Majestic, spellbinding treatment of a mass killer' -- Kirkus
'History brilliantly written... The Great Influenza is a masterpiece' -- Baton Rouge Advocate