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Fever year : the killer flu of 1918 : a tragedy in three acts

by Brown, Don, 1949-

Format: Print Book 2019
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Summary
From the Sibert Honor-winning creator behind The Unwanted and Drowned City comes a graphic novel of one of the darkest episodes in American history: the Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918.

New Year's Day, 1918. America has declared war on Germany and is gathering troops to fight. But there's something coming that is deadlier than any war.

When people begin to fall ill, most Americans don't suspect influenza. The flu is known to be dangerous to the very old, young, or frail. But the Spanish flu is exceptionally violent. Soon, thousands of people succumb. Then tens of thousands . . . hundreds of thousands and more. Graves can't be dug quickly enough.

What made the influenza of 1918 so exceptionally deadly--and what can modern science help us understand about this tragic episode in history? With a journalist's discerning eye for facts and an artist's instinct for true emotion, Sibert Honor recipient Don Brown sets out to answer these questions and more in Fever Year .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "As WWI neared its end, the world began another war. From army camps to the world's great cities, Brown presents the terrifying influenza pandemic of 1918 as a three-act tragedy. Brown follows the disease's lightning-fast spread carefully, capturing both its large scale and daily effects on a full one third of humanity. Pertinent historic details and quotes heighten the drama, from the denial by authorities don't even discuss it . . . talk of cheerful things, advised the Philadelphia Inquirer to the blind search for a cure based on a faulty nineteenth-century theory. Brown is comics' premiere chronicler of historical catastrophes, and he knows that the story requires emotional investment. This he finds by, for instance, highlighting the common bravery of nurses and volunteers, and making keen visual choices: a double-page splash showing the life of the city stopped, and intimate panels depicting family corpses laid to rest in a corner of the household. A somewhat abrupt ending relating a scientist's efforts in 1995 doesn't detract from the urgency of the tale.--Jesse Karp Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In 1918, a devastating influenza epidemic swept across the globe, infecting one-third of the world's population and killing an estimated 50 million people. Organized as "a three-act tragedy," this slim graphic novel describes the spread of the 1918 Spanish flu with an unemotional narrative voice supplemented by direct quotes from historical accounts. Act I provides historical context and documents the first tremors of the outbreak in the U.S. and its spread to Europe. Act II, the bulk of the book, chronicles the worst of the pandemic, spotlighting the valiant efforts of medical professionals as well as various attempts at cures, from home remedies to the work of dedicated scientists. Act III covers the culmination of the disease and the later discovery of the virus responsible. Though the majority of deaths took place outside of the U.S. and Europe, the book rarely looks beyond these locations. Brown (Drowned City) matches his economical text with art that skillfully depicts the steadily growing horror. Grim figures, often with indistinguishably miserable faces, appear against empty cities and overflowing hospitals or in anonymous crowds of the infected, all painted in a muted, muddy palette that is stark and effective. A succinct epilogue summarizes this already concise introduction to the epidemic and its devastating impact. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 12--up. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Influenza -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Nonfiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Boston :2019
Other Titles Killer flu of 1918
Language English
Description 96 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-96).
ISBN 9780544837409
0544837401
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