An American Plague, Jim Murphy
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An American Plague

Author: Jim Murphy

Narrator: Pat Bottino

Unabridged: 3 hr 47 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 04/26/2004

Genre: Children & Young Adults Nonfiction - Health & Daily Living - Diseases

Ages: 10 - UP

Synopsis

Newbery Honor and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor recipient Jim Murphy has written numerous stories based on historical events, such as The Boys' War and The Great Fire. In An American Plague, he tells the story of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. Bizarre medical practices of the time are discussed, as well as popular historical figures, such as George Washington and Benjamin Rush, who were involved in finding a cure for this horrific outbreak. Pat Bottino's captivating narration adds appeal to this interesting historical tale.

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