Books by Nancy Bristow
Interviews where books by Nancy Bristow were recommended
The Covid-19 crisis is often described as an ‘unprecedented’ event, but in the past outbreaks of virulent disease were much more a part of our lives. Historian Alex Chase-Levenson, author of The Yellow Flag, recommends five books that focus on the experiences of those living through an epidemic.
Faith, Reason, and the Plague in Seventeenth Century Tuscany
by Carlo Cippolla
Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life
by James Daschuk
The Making of a Tropical Disease: A Short History of Malaria
by Randall Packard
American Pandemic: The Lost Worlds of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic
by Nancy Bristow
Epidemic Invasions: Yellow Fever and the Limits of Cuban Independence, 1878–1930
by Mariola Espinosa
With coronavirus causing widespread panic, we would do well to educate ourselves about the history of pandemics and disease. University of Virginia historian and associate dean Christian W. McMillen, author of Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction, recommends the best introductions to the subject.