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Hi, I am new to the club and I was wondering if Historical fiction would be the place where I would find books on 17th 18th century epidimics and diseases? Like the yellow fever break out and the great depression...etc... Can anyone help me find out where I need to be looking for books like this? Thank you!
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For fiction: Year of Wonders http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780142001431-Year+of+Wonders
For non-fiction: The Great Mortality : An Intimate History of the Black Death, The Most Devastating Plague of All Time http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780060006938-The+Great+Mortality+An+Intimate+History+of+the+Black+Death+The+Most+Devastating+Plague+of+All+Time+PS
Both of these are on my TBR. I know there's one about yellow fever in the Ohio valley, but I can't think of the title. There's more out there; Im sure someone will list them. That's how my WL got so big. You can also try the History forum. This place is addictive. I love it!
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A great non-fiction work is The Ghost Map, about a cholera epidemic in London in the 1850s.
And this is on my TBR list, but I haven't read it yet: The Great Influenza by John M. Barry.
Definitely ask at the History forum, too--we need some more conversations over there!
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