The Great Influenza

by John M. Barry

Book Reviews

  • Reading John Barry's book and I keep thinking -- What have we learned since the last pandemic? Anything? And we had 102 years to prepare for the next big one! https://t.co/PMcghlFTbKLink to Tweet
  • @gsands It's a remarkable book. It ends better than "The End of October" but the second half will make you want to stand up and scream at the anti-maskers and Covid-deniers "Read this book and change your behavior right fucking now."Link to Tweet
  • Four books on the Spanish Flu. 1) The Great Influenza: https://t.co/Kg3brTYjsJ 2) Pale Rider: https://t.co/D8wXxEhSPr 3) Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918: https://t.co/gopi47nQMw 4) Pandemic 1918: https://t.co/fk5Y7IPB9J https://t.co/sGwbn3BktYLink to Tweet
  • Book recs from this week: Life Isn't Everything https://t.co/29YzVjyuHz The Devil's Chessboard https://t.co/6x1Uu7kdrX The MVP Machine https://t.co/8x1L2I7fva The Great Influenza https://t.co/34LC897cfbLink to Tweet
  • The Great Influenza by John Barry is equal parts terrifying (influenza is a bad MFer) and inspiring (the doctors who were fighting it) Read this to better understand the flu Or don't read this if you panic easily What a sad/scary/unbelievable story https://t.co/34LC897cfb https://t.co/eEPanijB71Link to Tweet
  • Book recs from this week's show: Dark Towers by @davidenrich https://t.co/lY5jA9fkIS The Great Influenza by John Barry https://t.co/34LC897cfb Home Game by Michael Lewis https://t.co/zTEVTnOshqLink to Tweet

About Book

An account of the deadly influenza epidemic of 1918, which took the lives of millions of people around the world, examines its causes, its impact on early twentieth-century society, and the lasting implications of the crisis.