Book Reviews of Devil's Flu: The World's Deadliest Influenza Epidemic and the Scientific Hunt for the Virus That Caused It

Devil's Flu: The World's Deadliest Influenza Epidemic and the Scientific Hunt for the Virus That Caused It
Devil's Flu The World's Deadliest Influenza Epidemic and the Scientific Hunt for the Virus That Caused It
Author: Pete Davies
ISBN-13: 9780805066227
ISBN-10: 0805066225
Publication Date: 10/15/2000
Pages: 306
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Owl Books (NY)
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Devil's Flu: The World's Deadliest Influenza Epidemic and the Scientific Hunt for the Virus That Caused It on + 203 more book reviews
Rather disjointed. There are other accounts out there that are much better.
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With all the talk of the bird flu, anyone might like this book... spread of flu at the end of WWI had far reaching impact.
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I believe the best book written about the "Spanish Flu" is "The Great Influenza." However, that book also has large sections which would bore most readers. Still, the political, social and economic consequences are interesting reading.

This book differs in that it spends a lot of time in the 'present,' describing what today's virologists and governments are doing, or not doing, to prepare for the next pandemic. In 1918, over 40,000,000 people died world wide. The next time, it will be much worse.

If nothing else, this book hits you with numbers you can't ignore.
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Very thorough examination of the origins of flu epidemics. Very good read,not excessively scientific