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Historic pandemics and epidemics
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Plagues and Peoples (Peregrine Books)
"Excellent book on the influence of disease on history"
History of Epidemics in Britain
"Detailed nineteenth century history of disease in Britain, originally published in 1894"
The History of the Peloponnesian War (Classics)
"Contains an eyewitness account of the plague of Athens (430 BCE), by a victim who survived"
The Black Death (Sutton Illustrated History Paperbacks)
"This history of the catastrophic Black Death exists in numerous editions, including an out-of-print Pelican paperback"
Black Death: A Biological Reappraisal
"The first book to argue that the Black Death was not bubonic plague"
Return of the Black Death: The World's Greatest Serial Killer
"Although not always that well written, this book convincingly argues that the Black Death and other plague outbreaks before 1712 or so were haemorrhagic fever, not bubonic plague"
The Black Death 1346-1353: The Complete History
The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death
The Black Death (Manchester Medieval Sources)
"Sources on the Black Death"
Plague: Black Death & Pestilence in Europe (Revealing History)
The Black Death Transformed: Disease and Culture in Early Renaissance Europe (Arnold Publication)
Biology of Plagues: Evidence from Historical Populations
"A more academic book by one of the authors of Return of the Black Death"
A History of Bubonic Plague in the British Isles
"Although Shrewsbury assumes, almost certainly wrongly, that the Black Death and subsequent plagues were bubonic plague, his book is still very useful"
The Siege of Reading: The Failure of the Earl of Essex's 1643 Spring Offensive
"This history of the Thames Valley campaign in the English Civil War covers the accompanying typhus epidemic in some detail"
Rats, Lice and History (Penguin Classic History)
"The biography of typhus, one of the worst killers in history"
The Great Plague in London in 1665
"Detailed account of the plague of London"
A Journal of the Plague Year (Oxford World's Classics)
"Defoe's account of the plague of London is fiction, but Defoe was a journalist and it has been argued that he based himself on reliable sources. Of course, one should also read Pepys' diary"
Historical Relation of Plague at Marseilles (Pioneers of Demography)
"Unlike the Black Death and the plague of London, everyone agrees that the 1720 plague at Marseilles was bubonic plague"
Life And Death Of Smallpox
"Smallpox was the major killer once the age of plagues had ended, though it largely afflicted children"
American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Newbery Honor Book)
"Yellow fever was a major killer in North and South America and in the Caribbean"
The Strange Case of the Broad Street Pump: John Snow and the Mystery of Cholera
"How we discovered cholera was water-borne. The Broad Street pump was in Broadwick Street, W1, in Soho. A replica (not in the correct position) can be seen there today"
The Plague of the Spanish Lady
"The story of 'Spanish' influenza worldwide"
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
"A more recent book on the 1918 pandemic"
America's Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918
"The 1918 pandemic in the USA"
La Peste (Folio)
"Albert Camus' fictional outbreak of bubonic plague in French North Africa is really an allegory of the Second World War"
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