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The Most Fatal Distemper: Typhus in History By George Cowan
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Typhus fever is known as a historical scourge in times of war, famine and population upheaval, but this is only one of four types; the other three, each carried by a different insect, are still... More > important causes of human disease in many parts of the world. The history of each type is described, and the intriguing recent discovery that the responsible bacteria are close cousins of the mitochondria which provide energy inside every living cell on the planet is discussed. About the Author George Cowan is a retired British Army physician with interests in tropical medicine who has worked on four continents and often cared for local people. His inquiry into typhus fever was stimulated by military cases of ‘scrub typhus’ in Malaysia and Singapore in 1970 and has since embraced the history of all four varieties of typhus. In 2008 he received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, the University of St Andrews, after graduating with an honours degree in Humanities from the Open University in 2007.< Less
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
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Her parents dead of Typhus, 10-year-old Jane is sent to live with relatives. Abused physically and emothionally, she insists on being sent to boarding school. At Lowood she is subjected to cold... More > rooms, poor meals, and thin clothing. After six years as a student and two years as a teacher Jane takes a position as a Governess.< Less
Our Ancestors Survival Through Epidemics and Disease By TC Cottrell
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The author examines the leading diseases and epidemics that impacted our ancestors lives as they migrated to the new world and then spread across this great country from the eastern to the western... More > shore. The first chapter provides a broad overview of the diseases they faced. In the following chapters the focus is on specific epidemics and diseases using information taken mostly from historical newspapers which provide a more personal insight on the impact on local populations. In the last chapter the author focuses on maladies that were not in the top ten covered in previous chapters as well as non-communicable illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, and alcoholism. The author also provides a personal look at some of his own ancestors and the maladies that impacted their lives as they traveled across our land, sometimes leaving the graves of their loved ones behind.< Less
The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories By Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
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This collection of short stories by Chekhov includes: The House with the Mezzanine, Typhus, Gooseberries, In Exile, The Lady with the Toy Dog, Goussiev, and My Life.
OPERATION: 2895 By Garrett Schultz & Jesse Horowitz
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When 10 year old, math calculation genius, David Conley gets an offer to work for TYPHUS, a spy organization, he is stoked. All of a sudden he is sent on a mission which could lead to lies,... More > betrayals, and the mission could also risk their lives.< Less
Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions: Together with Death’s Duel By John Donne
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Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by the English writer John Donne, who dedicated it to the future King Charles I. It is a series of reflections that were written as Donne... More > recovered from a serious illness, believed to be either typhus or relapsing fever. (Donne does not clearly identify the disease in his text.) He describes this as a "preternatural birth, in returning to life, from this sickness". The work consists of twenty-three parts ('devotions') describing each stage of the sickness. Each part is further divided into a Meditation, an Expostulation, and a Prayer.< Less
The Eagle's Child: The Life and Times of Romanian Princess Catherine Caradja By Edith E. Hoad
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Born in 1893, heiress Princess Catherine was kidnapped at age 3, held for ransom, raised as a penniless orphan, then rescued by her grandfather and restored to her family and heritage in Romania.... More > Following her society wedding on the cusp of World War I, she ran a typhus hospital and later, an orphanage. During World War II, she befriended Allied POWs. After the war, the Princess escaped from Romania to the West to awaken America to the dangers of Communism after experiencing the horror firsthand.< Less
Devotions together with Death's Duel By John Donne
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Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose wo rk by the English writer John Donne, who dedicated it to the future King Charles I. It is a series of reflections that were written as Donne... More > recovered from a serious illness, believed to be either typhus or relapsing fever. (Donne does not clearly identify the disease in his text.) He describes this as a "preternatural birth, in returning to life, from this sickness". The work consists of twenty-three parts ('devotions') describing each stage of the sickness. Each part is further divided into a Meditation, an Expostulation, and a Prayer.< Less
A Fine September Morning By Alan Fleishman
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In 1905 Russia, Avi Schneider shoots a man, flees to America and, with his wife Sara, lives the Jewish immigrant’s dream. His beloved brother Lieb stays behind and lives the nightmare of the... More > Bolshevik revolution, civil war, typhus, and famine. Still Lieb refuses Avi’s pleas to leave Russia. Then on the eve of World War II, Stalin’s pathological purges finally ensnare Lieb’s family. At last he realizes he must escape the Communist nightmare, but now all avenues are blocked, and Hitler’s armies are gathering. He turns to Avi, his brother in America, who frantically tries to rescue Lieb and his family with no more to work with than his own wit. A Fine September Morning blends historic facts and fictional characters. It continues the epic family saga begun in Fleishman’s successful debut novel, Goliath’s Head.< Less
A Fine September Morning By Alan Fleishman
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In 1905 Russia, Avi Schneider shoots a man, flees to America and, with his wife Sara, lives the Jewish immigrant’s dream. His beloved brother Lieb stays behind and lives the nightmare of the... More > Bolshevik revolution, civil war, typhus, and famine. Still Lieb refuses Avi’s pleas to leave Russia. Then on the eve of World War II, Stalin’s pathological purges finally ensnare Lieb’s family. At last he realizes he must escape the Communist nightmare, but now all avenues are blocked, and Hitler’s armies are gathering. He turns to Avi, his brother in America, who frantically tries to rescue Lieb and his family with no more to work with than his own wit. A Fine September Morning blends historic facts and fictional characters. It continues the epic family saga begun in Fleishman’s successful debut novel, Goliath’s Head.< Less

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