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Book Title: Plague of the Spanish Lady|
The author of the book: Richard Collier
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Edition: Allison & Busby
Date of issue: December 1st 1996
ISBN 13: 9780749002466
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There seems to be a sort of collective amnesia about this plague. It's partly due to a tendency to discount the effects of epidemic disease on human societies--but in this case, where there're still a few survivors who remember the plague, it's odd that there's no substantial body of literature about it.
There're thousands of books about WWI--fiction, histories, analysis--but the influenza pandemic that killed at least four times as many people, and may've been instrumental in ending the war, gets, mostly, only a parenthetic mention.
If you want to see how the 'plague of the Spanish Lady' unsettled people's minds, you need look no further than the works of Dorothy L Sayers, where influenza is often a character, though usually as an offstage shadow.
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British historian, was born in London, England in 1924. He joined the Royal Air Force at eighteen after that, as a war correspondent, he traveled throughout the Far East.
He has worked on numerous British and American magazines and has written more than half a dozen books about the Second World War. Few of them are:
The sands of Dunkirk, 1961, Duce! A biography of Benito Mussolini, 1971, and The war in the desert, 1977.
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