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The Black Death
The Black Death
Author: Gwyneth Cravens
The story opens with a young woman returning from a camping trip in the western US, during which she was bitten by the flea vector of plague. Perhaps because she is very healthy, she progresses through the bubonic phase of the disease with little distress and becomes a pneumonic carrier -- that is she is able to transmit the bacteria directly vi...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345271556
ISBN-10: 0345271556
Publication Date: 2/12/1978
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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From the cover...It's war. Millions of invaders, assaulting, killing, dying, digging in, girding for more fighting. The invaders are tiny microscopic organisms with a foreign name. Yersinia pestis. A girl named Sarah Dobbs is their beachhead. The war is plague. The same plague that ravaged medieval towns, brought rats out to dance in the streets and left corpses stacked like cordwood in the alleys and gutters. And Sarah has brought it home to New York.
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