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              Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World

              Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World (Paperback)

              By Spinney, Laura

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              'Magisterial' Observer'Riveting' Sunday TimesWith a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history.

              ISBN 9781784702403
              Released NZ 18 Jun 2018
              Publisher Vintage
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              Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World
               

              Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Spinney, Laura

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              In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on the history of the twentieth century. The Spanish flu of ...1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth--from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I. In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus travelled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted--and often permanently altered--global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts. It was partly responsible, Spinney argues, for pushing India to independence, South Africa to apartheid and Switzerland to the brink of civil war. It also created the true lost generation. Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity.
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              ISBN 9781541736122
              Released NZ 18 Sep 2018
              Publisher PublicAffairs
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              What If the Sun...
                

              What If the Sun... (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ramuz, Charles Ferdinand; Translated by Bailat-Jones, Michelle; Foreword by Spinney, Laura

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              What might the end of the world look like, to people who inhabit high mountains, whose lives are governed by the dependable revolution of the seasons? Perhaps the sun might slip beneath a western ridge one evening, and not return in the morning. In the first half of the 20th cent...ury, that terrifying prospect represented a mild version of hell. Real hell would be knowing in advance that it was going to happen. And so, revisiting a theme that Charles Ferdinand Ramuz had explored many times before in his fiction-notably in a short story that he wrote in 1912, on the eve of another war-he bestowed upon the villagers of Upper Saint-Martin the dreadful knowledge that the sun was sick and would soon expire, leaving them to die alone in the cold and the dark. The prophecy falls from the lips of the village sage and healer, Antoine Anzevui. The weather seems to bear him out. But the sun abandons those parts for a few months every year, so to accept the prophecy means to have faith in the prophet-to believe him when he says that the life-giving star won't return as expected in the spring. What holds for Upper Saint-Martin holds for the rest of the world, because in Ramuz's novels the village is the world and the world is the village Written in Fench as Si le soleil ne revenait pas and translated into English for the first time by Michelle Bailt-Jones, here are both the 1912 short story and the 1937 novel - What if the sun...
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              ISBN 9780987401472
              Released NZ 25 May 2016
              Publisher Skomlin
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              Derborence: Where the devils came down
                

              Derborence: Where the devils came down (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ramuz, Charles Ferdinand; Translated by Spinney, Laura

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              A mountain falls down and an alpine village is frozen in its summer state. When a ghostly figure appears the villagers are terrorised. Is it a soul trapped in limbo, come to make his baleful complaint? Swiss writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz sets his masterful tale of love and loss ...against the tectonic indifference of the high Alps.
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              ISBN 9781789265811
              Released NZ 17 Aug 2018
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              Pale Rider
                

              Pale Rider (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Spinney, Laura

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              ISBN 9789869981682
              Released NZ 8 May 2021
              Publisher Yuan Shui Wen Hua
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