Polio: An American Story

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: David Oshinsky

Narrated By: Jonathan Hogan

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: March 2007

Duration: 14 hours 43 minutes

Summary:

Multiple New York Times Notable Book winner and University of Texas professor, David M. Oshinsky is a leading American political and cultural historian. Garnering the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in History, this comprehensive and gripping narrative covers all the challenges, characters, and controversies in America's relentless struggle against polio. Funded by philanthropy and grassroots contributions, Salk's killed-virus vaccine (1954) and Sabin's live-virus vaccine (1961) began to eradicate this dreaded disease.
'Narrative history doesn't get much better.''Booklist, starred review

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  • Abel M.

    Excellent! I can listen to this over and over again.