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  • Get Well Soon History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
  • Jennifer Wright
  • English
  • 16 September 2019
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10 thoughts on “Get Well Soon History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

  1. says:

    Look I'm uite fond of it Five stars out of five like Dorothy Parker and Oliver Sacks had a word baby I also wrote it but am definitely not biased

  2. says:

    I know that it´s totally wrong to be amused or even laugh while reading books with such topics but the author does such a great entertaining science education job by combining the worst nightmares of plague history with wit and satire that

  3. says:

    With the coronavirus and all the anxiety this book got pushed up in my reading ueue I am very glad it was because this is terrific Each chapter is devoted to a different pandemic and the selfless smart people who

  4. says:

    Reading a book on plagues may not be everyone's idea of a pleasurable way to spend their reading time but that is exactly what I did While I can't say it was pleasurable it was certainly intriguing and informative Plagues many times changed the course of history were used in our nursery rhymes illnesses like tuberculosis and EL were prevalent in art and literature Many artists painted pictures of women dying from consumption painting them

  5. says:

    While entertaining at times I was wanting medical science about plagues and diseases rather than commentary on pop culture references

  6. says:

    There are few plague and pandemic books I can rank up there as my absolute favorites but this one comes awfully closeHonestly her clever and uippy and generally knowledgeable demeanor only enhanced the core facts of these great diseases that caused so much damage throughout history and closer to homeAnd there are lots of heroesPeople who start using logic and common sense when so little of it is going around Cleanliness

  7. says:

    Yes I am currently reading 4 books because I have no chill and my anxiety is making it difficult to concentrate on one thing at a time So obviously I want to read about diseaseFacinating and insightful non fiction this manages to present the terrifying reality of plagues and disease in an accessible way with witty comments and playful pictures scattered throughout It's engaging and uick to read while remaining entertaining and informative

  8. says:

    I love a good disease book Unfortunately this isn't one Want to know why? Written in short declarative sentences with ample misplaced exclamations too many self referential I sentences dated pop culture references and sophomoric effo

  9. says:

    I loved Get Well Soon History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them so so much In fact I think it's in my top three non fiction audiobooks everI'm an unabashed science geek so it's really no surprise that I was drawn to this one I'm a devotee of authors like Mary Roach so humor mixed with science y non fiction is sort of my weakness However even I was pretty amazed at how much I adored this story ev

  10. says:

    5 StarsNo one is shocked than I for thoroughly enjoying this because I don’t even come close to being a history buff nor even the occasional dabbler in various such thingsTo put it succinctly the real terror is the devastation disease can wreak on the human population and this highlights some really truly scary awful times and what went oh so wrong but also thankfully what went right To say the least this was highly

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Get Well Soon History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Storytelling and not a little dark humor Jennifer Wright explores history’s most gripping and deadly outbreaks and ultimately looks at the surprising ways they’ve shaped history and humanity for almost as long as anyone can remembe. I loved Get Well Soon History s Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them so so much In fact I think it s in my top three non fiction audiobooks everI m an unabashed science geek so it s really no surprise that I was drawn to this one I m a devotee of authors like Mary Roach so humor mixed with science y non fiction is sort of my weakness However even I was pretty amazed at how much I adored this story even so because I tend to shy away from anything sad or depressing Jennifer Wright did an absolutely perfect job of blending facts with witticisms Some might find her cheeky commentary to be a bit much but I found her pithy remarks to be smart and on the nose I loved the way the story was composed and I loved Jennifer Wright s strong opinionated take on those on the wrong side of history I think this book should be reuired reading for anyone who finds themselves intrigued by the anti vax point of view I m extremely pro vaccine and pro science and this book is a perfect example of why We are not past deadly diseases and our next plaue could be right around the corner Willful ignorance and anti science views can be deadly and this book tells readers exactly why that is I loved the final chapter on the AIDS crisis one that my family was personally affected by and it really resonated with me that the most recent plaue wasn t very long ago Scary An excellent audiobook and a perfect narration by Gabra Zackman who struck just the right tone between didactic and your best friend Loved this one and it easily makes my favorites list for this year goodreads instagram twitter blog

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Throughout time humans have been terrified and fascinated by the diseases history and circumstance have dropped on them Some of their responses to those outbreaks are almost too strange to believe in hindsight Get Well Soon delivers the. With the coronavirus and all the anxiety this book got pushed up in my reading ueue I am very glad it was because this is terrific Each chapter is devoted to a different pandemic and the selfless smart people who saved us It starts with a plague that I had never heard of that helped bring down the Roman empire the Antonine plague Rational and savvy Marcus Aurelius did all he could to deal headlong with this scourge until he succumbed too The author Jennifer Wright is funny and down to earth and clear in her beliefs as she continues through history and describes how each society dealt brilliantly with their catastrophic disease or not so brilliantly She believes that there is hope for us all as long as we are kind and smart and brave about these things She bemoans the indifference of some doctors who treat their patients unkindly saying It s perfectly possible to be smarter than everyone else and still be polite and even deferential women have been doing it for centuries We need kindness and compassion when we are sick than everShe also talks about the importance of a strong government response to the known facts of an epidemic and getting that information to the public And if the government is lying to the people than we must have brave journalists that get the information out there so we can better defeat the monster because disease knows no boundaries and doesn t discriminate

review Get Well Soon History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Gruesome morbid details of some of the worst plagues we’ve suffered as a species as well as stories of the heroic figures who selflessly fought to ease the suffering of their fellow man With her signature mix of in depth research and. Reading a book on plagues may not be everyone s idea of a pleasurable way to spend their reading time but that is exactly what I did While I can t say it was pleasurable it was certainly intriguing and informative Plagues many times changed the course of history were used in our nursery rhymes illnesses like tuberculosis and EL were prevalent in art and literature Many artists painted pictures of women dying from consumption painting them as ethereal and haunting thought beautiful at the time Dying of consumption as it was known then was anything but beautiful The book provides the paths of the diseases how they were handled at the time those who fought them finding cures if possible and what was going on in the world at the time and how circumstances were affected Loved the set up of this book each chapter its own illness She saves the mishandling of the AIDS epidemic for the epilogue how this was mishandled by the Reagan administration and how so many turned their backs on those dying of this diseaseThe author attempts to lighten up the gruesome subject matter by inserting pithy comments and commentary Sometimes these worked for me and I found them mildly humorous at other times I felt they could have been left out Actually think the book would have been improved if there would have been less of these So I am rating this four stars for the well researched information contained within but making this 35 for my persona rating Definitely worth reading though I think it is hubris on our part to think that because we have better medicines now that a plague or epidemic will not strike Especially since we are being warned about bacteria resistant antibiotics I was also very surprised to find out that Zimbabwe and fourteen other nations have better inoculation rates against measles now that many parents are refusing to immunize their children So scaryARC from publisher and librarything