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Book Review of The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History

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Helpful Score: 2


I'm ashamed to admit that prior to reading this excellent book I had little, if any, knowledge about the history of plague on American soil. This was an engrossing tale and was supremely readable for those of us who aren't scientists. Not an easy feat for the author, because this topic could have either been extremely boring, or overly sensationalist.

"The American Plague" has the perfect balance of historical and scientific accuracy, with a dramatic flair that keeps the reader hooked. I recommend it!

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