The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, The Most Devastating Plague of All Time

Paperback | January 31, 2006

byJohn Kelly

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La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled by the scourge that would come to be called the Black Death. The Great Mortality is the extraordinary epic account of the worst natural disaster in European history -- a drama of courage, cowardice, misery, madness, and sacrifice that brilliantly illuminates humankind's darkest days when an old world ended and a new world was born.

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La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled by the scourge that would come to be called the Black Death. The Great Mortality is the extraordinary epic account of the worst na...

John Kelly, who holds a graduate degree in European history, is the author and coauthor of ten books on science, medicine, and human behavior, includingThree on the Edge, whichPublishers Weeklycalled the work of "an expert storyteller." He lives in New York City.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:January 31, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060006935

ISBN - 13:9780060006938

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“Rich and evocative…written in the tradition of Barbara Tuchman, I couldn’t stop reading this work of brilliance and wisdom.”