Agenda Discovery Week Month

Curated for Me

'Flu' by Gina Kolata

Wine About Books
Write a Review
Select your rating. ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
Endorsed by Curators:
Nov 15 7:00PM - 8:00PM

A national bestseller, the fast-paced and gripping account of the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 from acclaimed science journalist Gina Kolata, now featuring a new epilogue about avian flu.

When we think of plagues, we think of AIDS, Ebola, anthrax spores, and, of course, the Black Death. But in 1918 the Great Flu Epidemic killed an estimated forty million people virtually overnight. If such a plague returned today, taking a comparable percentage of the US population with it, 1.5 million Americans would die.

InFlu,Gina Kolata, an acclaimed reporter forThe New York Times,unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. From Alaska to Norway, from the streets of Hong Kong to the corridors of the White House, Kolata tracks the race to recover the live pathogen and probes the fear that has impelled government policy.

A gripping work of science writing,Fluaddresses the prospects for a great epidemics recurrence and considers what can be done to prevent it.

More athttps://www.amazon.com/Flu-Influenza-Pandemic-Search-Caused/dp/0743203984/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1498966589&sr=1-1&keywords=flu+kolata

Why not this book at the beginning of flu season? This book is in fewer libraries than most selections, but used copies are cheap on Amazon.

Upcoming Events

Write a Review
Select your rating. ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
×
Endorsed by Curators:
Christmas Meeting

Christmas Meeting

Dec 20 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Our annual Christmas meeting. There is no book to read but we will have a book exchange so please come with a wrapped book that you have enjoyed. Remember that the book need not be new.

 
Write a Review
Select your rating. ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
×
Endorsed by Curators:
"Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls" by Mara Hvistendahl

"Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls" by Mara Hvistendahl

Jan 17 7:00PM - 8:00PM
From Amazon: Finalist for the Pulitzer PrizeFinalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2011A Slate Best Book of 2011 A Discover Magazine Best Book of 2011…
 
Write a Review
Select your rating. ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
×
Endorsed by Curators:
"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz

"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" by Junot Diaz

Feb 21 7:00PM - 8:00PM
From Amazon.com: Winner of:The Pulitzer PrizeThe National Book Critics Circle AwardThe Anisfield-Wolf Book AwardThe Jon Sargent, Sr. First Novel PrizeATimeMagazine #1 Fiction Book of the Year One of…