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Why was the Spanish Flu known as the Spanish Flu? What caused the Spanish Flu? Where did the Spanish Flu come from?

The Spanish Flu did not originate in Spain, although news of it did. At some point of global warfare, Spain was an impartial state with an unfastened media that covered the outbreak from the start, first reporting on it in Madrid in late 1918. In the meantime, Allied countries and the crucial Powers had wartime censors who protected information of the flu to hold morale excessive. Because Spanish information resources were the most effective ones reporting on the flu, many believed it originated there (the Spanish, in the meantime, believed the virus came from France and called it the “French Flu”).

Scientists up to this day do not understand in which country did the Spanish Flu really originated, though theories factor to France, China, Britain, or the USA, where the first acknowledged case was found at Camp Funston in Riley, Kansas, on March 11, 1918.

A few believe infected infantrymen transmitted the sickness to other navy camps throughout the United States of America, then delivered it to distant places. In March 1918, 84,000 American infantrymen headed across the Atlantic and were accompanied with the aid of 118,000 more the following month.

This audiobook covers:

  • History of Flu Epidemic of 1918
  • The Rampant Virus
  • How Did the Flu Epidemic of 1918 Spread?
  • Toward the End of The Great War
  • The War and Virus that Changed World
  • And much more!

It’s unknown precisely where the unique stress of influenza that induced the pandemic came from; however, the 1918 flu was first found in Europe, the USA, and regions of Asia.

©2020 John Crosby (P)2020 John Crosby

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  • Jordan
  • 12-12-2020

Cliff Notes version

Short, overly simplified version on the epidemic. Was hoping to get a much more in depth explanation.

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  • K. Bachelor
  • 26-07-2020

A quick history of the 1918 pandemic

If you need a rapid read & quick information, this is the book for you. I prefer the more in-depth exposition in the book "The Great Influenza."

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  • Urte Aas
  • 15-06-2020

Thanks to the narrator for this audiobook.

This audiobook is very informative and each content is very well explained. For this reason I like this very much.

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  • Trym Tangen
  • 15-06-2020

The start of the book was wonderful.

This audiobook is clear and concise in getting across its theme. I am very happy to have found this audiobook, it’s opened my eyes to a lot.

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  • Carla Espeseth
  • 15-06-2020

The audiobook is very organized.

I am very much pleased to listen this audiobook. The audiobook is simple and easy to listen and understand.I really liked this audiobook.

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  • Jesper Paulsen
  • 15-06-2020

Truly inspiring this audiobook.

This audiobook kind of fit in with my current interests due to the COVID stuff going on. It was really interesting to listen about the Spanish flu and what seemed to work to slow the spread and what didn’t seem to work.

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  • Lauritz Bergstrøm
  • 15-06-2020

It is very general as to what you can learn.

I would have loved to get a specific list with around of FLU epidemic in the world. Otherwise it is an introduction. Thank you

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  • Mary Hornung
  • 14-06-2020

It is an eye opener audiobook.

Of all the book on the Spanish Pandemic of 1918 I have looked a and listen, this is the best and most comprehensive.

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  • Aiden Tierney
  • 14-06-2020

Fantastic and so listenable audiobook.

This is one of the most listenable and interesting history book I've ever listen. Years after listening it I recall the contents when discussing the flu pandemic of 1918.

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  • Amy Burgess
  • 14-06-2020

The story is utterly fascinating and well-told.

This is one of the best non-fiction books I've ever listen. It's short and concise. The book is clear and there is no fluff in here at all.

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  • Thomas L. Foster
  • 10-06-2020

i book I found the most fundamental idea.

I really enjoyed listening from this audio book. This audio book is Very easy to listen.

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  • Charlene J. Riosv
  • 10-06-2020

I am excited to listen some of the other audio .

I found this to be an excellent audio book. I am excited to listen some of the other audio books by the narrated.

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  • Anthony F. Jenks
  • 10-06-2020

Everyone should purchase this audio book .

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  • Shirley J. Purcell
  • 10-06-2020

This audio book is basically dumbfounding!

I genuinely value scrutinizing this audio book. I would recommend this audio book to anybody.

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  • Mrs I J Harper
  • 04-06-2020

Everyone should listen to this book

This is a book that everyone should read.
Very informative and interesting. It’s a handbook on how to defeat COVID-19.

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  • Jorja Buzacott
  • 30-05-2020

My introduction to the wonderful world.

Excellent audiobook about the worst pandemic in history. We’ll researched and interesting around trying to understand the virus and attempts to finding sources for genetic code.

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  • Connor Tubb
  • 30-05-2020

I am very happy with my purchase.

Good primer if you know nothing about virology, some good sociological information But the ending just kinda trails off leaving me to wonder if a chapter was deleted No explaining the end Worth the listen though.

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  • Leah Clancy
  • 30-05-2020

I am surprised how interesting I found this book.

I found it had everything to do with the 'coincidences' of history--how certain things connected to cause a larger big effect, like the discovery of the 1918 virus.

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  • Harrison Marlowe
  • 30-05-2020

This was a heroic work.

This audiobook offers a well description of the work being done in the field of molecular biology to describe the ‘killer’ component of the 1918 pandemic. They have come far but, sadly, not far enough.

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  • Joel Bingle
  • 30-05-2020

This audiobook put it all together for me.

Extremely well , loaded with firsthand accounts. I never realuzed how bad it was. Been in cemeteries and came upon tombstones of families that died in 1918.

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