John M Barry is the author of four previous books, including the highly acclaimed and award-winning Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America.
"Monumental... powerfully intelligent... not just a masterful narrative... but also an authoritative and disturbing morality tale." --Chicago Tribune
"Easily our fullest, richest, most panoramic history of the subject." --The New York Times Book Review"Hypnotizing, horrifying, energetic, lucid prose..." --Providence Observer"A sobering account of the 1918 flu epidemic, compelling and timely. --The Boston Globe"History brilliantly written... The Great Influenza is a masterpiece." --Baton Rouge Advocate