Saturday, May 22, 2010
Book Review #985
An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy
Rating: two stars (out of four)
I found parts of this book fascinating and other parts a little boring. It was almost hard to believe what people did in the past because they thought it would cure them. It was interesting to see the different angles of this period of history. I especially liked seeing how there were two vastly different approaches to this disease and how it was to be treated. I didn't realize the political complications of this wide-spread fever either. I liked reading this book, but I wouldn't say it was the most engaging book. I'd probably still recommend though.