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This is the true and terrifying story of the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793, centered in Philadelphia. Contains reproductions of period art and copies of newspaper articles.
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"An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793" by Jim Murphy was a Newbery Honor Book in 2004.
An American Plague by Jim Murphy. Great book to introduce the Yellow Fever Epidemic to younger readers. Also a good non-fiction book to augment reading of Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halsey Anderson. This nonfiction book read like fiction.
An American Plague, The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy, honor award 2004: well-told reporting of the event and its participants.
2004 - An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy - Recreates the devastation rendered to the city of Philadelphia in 1793 by an incurable disease known as yellow fever, detailing the major social and political events as well as the time's medical beliefs and practices.
An American Plague by Jim Murphy. Great book to introduce the Yellow Fever Epidemic to younger readers. Also a good non-fiction book to augment reading of Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halsey Anderson. However, further research might scare kids when they find out that there's still no cure for yellow fever. Finished 6/14/12.
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 / by Jim Murphy. J NON-FICTION. AR Level: 9.0. Lexile: 1130
An American Plague The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Book) : Murphy, Jim : 1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause unknown . . . In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author Jim Murphy describes the illness known as yellow fever and the toll it took on the city's residents, relating the epidemic to the major social and political events of the day and to 18th-century medical beliefs and practices. Drawing on first-hand accounts, Murphy spotlights the heroic role of Philadelphia's free blacks in combating the disease, and the Constitutional crisis that President Washington faced when he was forced to leave the city--and all his papers--while escaping the deadly contagion. The search for the fever's causes and cure, not found for more than a century afterward, provides a suspenseful counterpoint to this riveting true story of a city under siege. An American Plague 's numerous awards include a Sibert Medal, a Newbery Honor, and designation as a National Book Award Finalist. Thoroughly researched, generously illustrated with fascinating archival prints, and unflinching in its discussion of medical details, this book offers a glimpse into the conditions of American cities at the time of our nation's birth while drawing timely parallels to modern-day epidemics. Bibliography, map, index.
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An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy Clarion Books, 2003. 978-0-395-77608-7 Synopsis: In the summer of 1793, the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a bustling metropolis with the distinction of being the capital of the newly formed United States of America. But in the…
Hurricane-force winds cripple two small lobster boats on their way to Georges Bank, a bountiful but perilous fishing ground 130 miles off the Massachusetts coast. This is a true tale of disaster and survival.
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A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rainforest suddenly appears in Washington, D.C. A SWAT team and scientists are mobilized to stop its outbreak. This gives a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses.
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The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story. This book scared the life out of me. It is AWESOME. read itttt
The hot zone by Richard Preston. The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994. #8 August 24
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. Terrifying and riveting. Marburg, Ebola Sudan, Ebola Zaire, Ebola Reston, species jumpers, slate wipers, Mount Elgon, Kitum Cave, Lake Victoria, isle of plagues. One of my idols is Major Nancy Jaax, martial artist, mom, virus researcher. I wanted to be like her, dividing her time between cooking, cleaning, driving her kids around to lessons and sports and handling deadly viruses in the biosafety level 4 lab. One of my favorites!
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston is most definitely a book worth reading.
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The Hot Zone [Richard Preston] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington
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In 1889 Johnstown, PA was a booming coal-and-steel town. An old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort. The dam burst, sending a wall of water thundering through Johnstown and killing more than 2,000 people. The author writes a richly textured account of this tragedy.
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Johnstown Flood: David McCullough: It has a tendency to get very wordy with descriptions in the begining, but then picks up.
The Johnstown Flood is an absorbing portrait of life in nineteenth-century America, of overweening confidence, of energy, and of tragedy. This is a powerful historical lesson for our century and all times: the danger of assuming that because people are in positions of responsibility they are behaving responsibly.
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This is the story of a World War II rescue mission. A plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S. military personnel into the jungle-clad land of New Guinea.
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January 2012 Adult Book Club- Lost in Shangri-La: a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff (nonfiction)
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II (P.S.) by Mitchell Zuckoff, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0061988359/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_6Rpkrb1ERH14A
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff. $16.93. 400 pages. Author: Mitchell Zuckoff. Publisher: Harper; First Edition edition (April 26, 2011)
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff. $16.93. Publisher: Harper; First Edition edition (April 26, 2011). 400 pages. Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
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Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff $12.99 On May 13, 1945, twenty-four officers and enlisted men and women stationed on what was then Dutch New Guinea boarded a transport plane named the Gremlin Special for a sightseeing trip over "Shangri-La," a beautiful and mysterious valley surrounded by steep, jagged mountain peaks deep within the island's uncharted jungle. But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three passengers survived – WAC Corporal Margaret Hastings, Lieutenant John McCollom, and Sergeant Kenneth Decker. Lost in Shangri-La recounts this incredible true-life adventure for the first time. A riveting work of narrative nonfiction that vividly brings to life an odyssey at times terrifying, enlightening, and comic, Lost in Shangri-La is a thrill ride from beginning to end.
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Deo arrives in America from Burundi, having survived a Civil War and genocide. This is the story of one man’s inspiring American journey and of the ordinary people who helped him.
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the 2012 "All Iowa Reads" book. The story of Deo, and the conflict in Burundi and Rwanda in the 90's. An Amazing story.
Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder: an All Iowa Reads selection and a Between the Lines book club pick in June 2012
"Strength in What Remains" by Tracy Kidder; December 2012 book club selection by World Without Genocide [fiction, Rwanda and Burundi]
I found this in the New York Time's Top 20 books of the year for 2009. It's an unbelievable true story about a man's journey from Burundi to the US in search of a new life; one without civil war and genocide. He lands in JFK with only two hundred bucks in his pocket. Unforgettable story. I think I cried through most of it.
Deo arrives in America from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, plagued by horrific dreams, he lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. An extraordinary writer, Tracy Kidder once again shows us what it means to be fully human by telling a story about the heroism inherent in ordinary people, a story about a life based on hope. http://find.minlib.net/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2659336
Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiving. Author: Tracy Kidder. Isbn13: 9781594133961. 470 Pages. Tracking provided on most orders. Millions of books sold! Deo's path leads from the horrors of civil war and genocide in Burundi, through JFK (with two hundred dollars, no English and no contacts, and eventually to medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Notes: Brand New From Publisher! Lrg. Buy with Confidence! The .master of the non-fiction narrative....
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder returns with the extraordinary true story of Deo, a young man who arrives in America from Burundi in search of a new life. After surviving a civil war and genocide, he ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores until he begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, ... 1/2013
Strength in What Remains, All Iowa Reads 2012 selection. Recommended by Kolleen T.
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The true story of how the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.
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The Zookeepers Wife, a true story of the Warsaw Zoo during WW II as a hiding place. This looks interesting on my to read list.
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman (384) a true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages.
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story - Diane Ackerman. 2008 Orion Book Award A true story―as powerful as Schindler's List―in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.
The Zookeepers Wife, a true story of the Warsaw Zoo during WW II as a hiding place. This looks interesting on my to read list. @katiefwillcutt maybe you'd like this too, since we share a love of WWII novels! Or at least, I think that love is shared, lol.
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The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story. Diane Ackerman. Amazon Significant Seven, September 2007: On the heels of Alan Weisman's The World Without Us I picked up Diane Ackerman's The Zookeeper’s Wife. Jan and Antonina's passion for life in all its diversity illustrates ever more powerfully just how narrow the Nazi worldview was, and what tragedy it wreaked. Jan and Antonina Zabiniski-keepers of the Warsaw Zoo who sheltered Jews from the Warsaw ghetto-serve as Ackerman's lens to this...
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Book Club Kit The Zookeeper's Wife A War Story (Book) : Ackerman, Diane : The New York Times bestseller: a true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. When Germany invaded poland, stuka bombers devastated warsaw and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen guests hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants: otters, a badger, hyena pups, lynxes. With her exuberant prose and exquisite sensitivity to the natural world, Diane Ackerman engages us viscerally in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors. She shows us how Antonina refused to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her. 8 pages of illustrations.
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Isolated by Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons, the Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. The author sets out to discover their secrets.
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My favorite book! Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall - My favorite running book!
Born to Run A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Book) : McDougall, Christopher : McDougall reveals the secrets of the world's greatest distance runners--the Tarahumara Indians of Copper Canyon, Mexico--and how he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of super-athletic Americans.
Never read it but it's on my 'need to read' list. Heard it was good.
Born to Run....very inspiring and an interesting read.
Lacing up my running shoes right now!
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Born to Run A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Book) : McDougall, Christopher : Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong. Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence. With the help of Caballo Blanco, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder. With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons. Born to Run is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
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Nine American flyers during World War II were shot down by the Japanese over a remote Pacific island. Eight were captured and the one who escaped was George H.W. Bush, who would one day become President of the United States. The eight pilots captured disappeared, and in this book Bradley finally reveals their fate.