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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 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 was a Newbery Honor Book in 2004.
"An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793" by Jim Murphy
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Newbery Honor Book): Jim Murphy (for it's good opening)
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy (INFORMATIONAL NEWBERY HONOR, THE ROBERT F. SIBERT MEDAL and NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST). A book that explains the events of the yellow fever epidemic in 1793 and tells the stories of the victims and research. This book would be useful to have available for students to read for history.
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 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 by Jim Murphy The ture and terrifying story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793
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.
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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Fatal Forecast - Slideshow Presentation - Thursday, March 27 at 6:45 p.m. What happens when a monster wave hits two 50-foot boats 200 miles out to sea in November? Using slides, Michael Tougias tells the story based on his book, Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea. This event has been made possible by the NH Humanities Council and it is cosponsored by the Hooksett Library and the Hooksett Historical Society. Please visit hooksettlibrary.org for more details.
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 - after "Alive" (my favorite book ever) - this is BY FAR - THE MOST EXHILARATING, TERRIFYING, INDESCRIBABLE READ I HAVE EVER HAD - AND IT'S ALL TRUE. You will not put it down once. Just magnificent.✅
In light of the current headlines may I recommend reading "The Hot Zone".. In his blurb, horror writer Stephen King called the book, "one of the most horrifying things I've ever read." When asked whether any book "scared the pants off you" television writer Suzanne Collins answered, "The Hot Zone, by Richard Preston. I just read it a few weeks ago. Still recovering."
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus - Kindle edition by Richard Preston. Professional & Technical Kind...
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston - The Nonfiction bestseller about the origins of the Ebola Virus - Guaranteed to scare!
The hot zone by Richard Preston. The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994. #9 November 2
A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossib…
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The Hot Zone. Terrifying non-fiction about the Ebola virus. Damn you monkeys!
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston is most definitely a book worth reading.
The hot zone
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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A fairly random selection of Sale Kindle books - David McCullough, James KA Smith, Kevin J Anderson, Theology, Dragons, History, more
The Johnstown Flood David McCullough again creates a narrative from the bits and pieces of history, the record of people who lived and died during the event.
THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD (1968), by David McCullough. In the late 1880's, Johnstown, PA, was a coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families. An old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a mountain lake for an exclusive resort for rich tycoons. When the dam burst, over 2,000 people were killed. July 2013.
The Johnstown Flood David McCullough (1990) Johnstown was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive resort patronized by tycoons. Despite repeated warnings of danger, nothing was done. May 31, 1889, the dam burst, sending a wall of water thundering down the mountain, smashing through Johnstown, and killing more than 2,000 people. It became a national scandal.
I WANT this book!!! - Johnstown Flood | Book by David McCullough - Simon & Schuster
The Johnstown Flood, David McCullough. Tragic, tragic!
One of my favorite books ever!
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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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Lost in Shangri-La: A True story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of WWII by Mitchell Zuckoff. May 2014's book club pick.
Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff
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 by Mitchell Zuckoff, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HD61L8/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_NnNhub1Y3BBRP
Lost in Shangri-La: Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoff unleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War II rescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S. military personnel into the jungle-clad land of New Guinea. (November 4th)
Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff -- on my want-to-read list.
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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Lost in Shangri-la : a true story of survival, adventure, and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II
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; December 2012 book club selection by World Without Genocide [fiction, Rwanda and Burundi]
Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder: an All Iowa Reads selection and a Between the Lines book club pick in June 2012
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
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
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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 Zookeepers Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman, a true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.
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 by Diane Ackerman: This true story follows the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, who helped to save hundreds of people from the Nazis in World War II by smuggling them into empty cages.
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story, by Diane Ackerman. The New York Times bestseller: a true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. Published by W. W. Norton & Company.
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Book club in a bag : The zookeeper's wife : a war story / Diane Ackerman [kit]
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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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"Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen" by Christopher McDougall. Really good book, minus the evolution :-)
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall - My favorite running book!
Awesome book! - "Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, And The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen" by Christopher McDougall
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Born to Run by Christopher McDougall was instrumental in the barefoot running movement. However, it is not about barefoot running vs shod running. The rationale of the book was about forefoot striking vs heel striking http://runforefoot.com/not-barefoot-vs-shoes-heel-strike-vs-forefoot-strike/http://runforefoot.com/not-barefoot-vs-shoes-heel-strike-vs-forefoot-strike/
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.
This was a great read for me since I paced the 1994 Leadville Trail 100 covered herein. The book transcribes conversations I witnessed. If you aren't a recovering runner with a "free-range" mind, you may still wonder about: 1) the biomechanics of barefoot running; 2) the role of running and "perisistence hunting" in enabling rapid brain development in homo sapiens; 3) The tarahumara indians of the Copper Canyon, Mexico
Born to run : a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen by Christopher McDougall. " From the depths of Mexico's Copper Canyon to the heights of the Leadville Trail 100 ultramarathon in Colorado, from the centuries-old running techniques of Mexico's Tarahumara tribe to a research lab at the University of Utah, author McDougall celebrates, in this engaging and picaresque account, humankind's innate love of running." From Booklist. Multiple formats available.
Addition to my "must read" list
Born to run : a hidden tribe, superathletes, and the greatest race the world has never seen
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.