An American Plague

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jim Murphy

Narrated By: Pat Bottino

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: April 2004

Duration: 3 hours 47 minutes


Newbery Honor and Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor recipient Jim Murphy has written numerous stories based on historical events, such as The Boys' War and The Great Fire. In An American Plague, he tells the story of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. Bizarre medical practices of the time are discussed, as well as popular historical figures, such as George Washington and Benjamin Rush, who were involved in finding a cure for this horrific outbreak. Pat Bottino's captivating narration adds appeal to this interesting historical tale.


An American Plague

by Jim Murphy

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An American Plague, Jim Murphy