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Molly Caldwell Crosby's first book, The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic That Shaped Our History, has been nominated for several awards. Crosby holds a master of arts degree in nonfiction and science writing from Johns Hopkins University and previously worked for visa mer National Geographic magazine. Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, Health, and USA Today, among others, and she has covered topics ranging from the Spanish flu to kidney stones and Lyme disease. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with her family. visa färre

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enjoyed it-like Microbe hunters section on Yellow fever, but fleshed out a bit more
 
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cspiwak | 26 andra recensioner | Mar 6, 2024 |
A lot of history I didn't know - it's always nice to learn something new. Well researched and well written, it did slow down considerably in the latter parts as it devolved into a detailed biography of Walter Reed. But still a wonderful book.
 
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dhaxton | 26 andra recensioner | Feb 15, 2024 |
Amazingly interesting. So many medical details that helped explain a lot to me about how viruses and vaccines work and the history of how all of that comes to be during an epidemic. It also made me realize how nasty living before modern conveniences was and how anyone made it through and humans still exist is incredible. Molly is a wonderfully thorough storyteller.
 
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WellReadSoutherner | 26 andra recensioner | May 28, 2023 |
I needed a book for a challenge based in London. Nothing I picked up was holding my interest. This was not beautiful writing, or great literature. It was a short easy read, fun, interesting and full of descriptions of the bygone days of London and the characters that lived it.

In 1913 a pearl necklace, designed by jeweler Max Mayer, was insured by Lloyds of London for 135,000 pounds. In U.S. dollars that was the equivalent of $650,000-$750,000. Today, the amount would be closer to $15 million. This is the story of the thief, who stole the necklace, and the Scotland Yard detective who worked tirelessly to get the necklace back.

[a:Molly Caldwell Crosby|26215|Molly Caldwell Crosby|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1352916092p2/26215.jpg] takes the reader on a marvelous romp, crisscrossing London through the book, from the streets of the East End to the Jewelers district in Hatton Garden. Her writing is descriptive and enhances the experience of London-you see the smog, you smell the sewers. Caldwell, in her author notes, admits writing the book was like trying to solve the crime. Much of the detail came from memoirs of thieves and the sensational Newspapers of the time, and the archives of Scotland Yard. Because of the time period this heist took place in, the characters are in deed just that-A Gentlemen Thief, A hard-nosed Detective and heist that in this day and age might be laughable.

If you like a good true crime book, this one is worth the time.
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