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The Plague Race

A Tale of Fear, Science and Heroism

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The Plague Race by Edward Marriott
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This is the story of how one brave scientist unlocked the mystery at the heart of this most feared of diseases. This discovery was made in Hong Kong at the beginning of the 20th century, during an outbreak that threatened to decimate the island and, from there, the world. A tense and frightening race was run in appalling conditions by two rival scientists: Alexandre Yersin - rigorous, solitary, cerebral - and the suave Kitasaka, unscrupulous, enigmatic, careless. Spiced with anecdotes, facts and chilling reconstructions, this investigation of the plague in the modern world brings some disturbing facts to light.

Author Biography

Edward Marriott was shortlisted for the 1996 Thomas Cook Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for his first book, The Lost Tribe. His second, Wild Shore, was published to critical acclaim. He lives in London with his wife and son.
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Picador
Pages
288
Dimensions
130x197x17
ISBN-13
9780330483193
Product ID
1692423

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