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  • Study Guide: The Great Influenza by John M. Barry

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for The Great Influenza by John M. Barry includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as the triumphs and limits of science and the need for truth and leadership in crises. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics.

The Great Influenza traces the history of the worst pandemic in world history, the influenza pandemic of 1918 and 1919. Barry approaches the subject with a broad audience in mind, placing the story of the flu inside the broader story of medical and scientific history.

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