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Short Synopsis
In this vivid narrative, Alfred W. Crosby recounts the course of the pandemic during the panic-stricken months of 1918 and 1919, measures its impact on American society, and probes the curious loss of national memory of this cataclysmic event.

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Between August 1918 and March 1919, the Spanish influenza spread worldwide, claiming over 25 million lives—more people than perished in the fighting of the First World War. It proved fatal to at least a half-million Americans. Yet, the Spanish flu pandemic is largely forgotten today. In this vivid narrative, Alfred W. Crosby recounts the course of the pandemic during the panic-stricken months of 1918 and 1919, measures its impact on American society, and probes the curious loss of national memory of this cataclysmic event. This edition includes a preface discussing the then-recent outbreaks of diseases, including the Asian flu and the SARS epidemic.

America's Forgotten Pandemic

The Influenza of 1918, Second Edition

Author Alfred W. Crosby

Narrated by Rick Adamson

Publication date Mar 16, 2021

Running time 12 hrs

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