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An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy

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An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
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An American plague
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the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
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by Jim Murphy
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Title
An American plague
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Summary
Recreates the devastation rendered to the city of Philadelphia in 1793 by an incurable disease known as yellow fever, detailing the major social and political events as well as the time's medical beliefs and practices
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Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2004
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, 2004.
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Nonfiction Award, 2004.
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2004.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
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122241
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
614.5/41/097481109033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA644.Y4
LC item number
M875 2003
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1130
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 6
  • 10
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bibliography
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True
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adolescent
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the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
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the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793
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by Jim Murphy
An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
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An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-153) and index
Contents
No one noticed -- "All was not right" -- Church bells tolling -- Confusion, distress, and utter desolation -- "It was our duty" -- The prince of bleeders -- "By twelve only" -- "This unmerciful enemy" -- "A delicate situation" -- Improvements and the public gratitude -- "A modern-day time bomb."
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
165 p.
Isbn
9780395776087
Lccn
2002151355
Note
cat24rev,cat46
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • ocm50958941
  • (OCoLC)50958941

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, Philip S. MillerBorrow it
      100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104, US
      39.3681268 -104.8590461
    • Douglas County Libraries, James H LarueBorrow it
      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
      39.5467303 -104.9960252
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