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Thursday, July 8, 2021



The Great Influenza

- Author name: John M. Barry
- Date published: 2004

The horrors of “The Great Influenza” are certainly compounded by present circumstances, i.e., the coronavirus, but even if the world wasn’t in the midst of a global pandemic, this nonfiction historical thriller would still be capable of sending chills down your spine. Written in 2004, the book dives into the terrifying reality of the last global pandemic: the 1918 flu, or the Spanish flu. A wonderfully-written book, the novel was so influential it inspired President George W. Bush to create a comprehensive pandemic plan in 2005.


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