To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness.
Review this product
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
4.0 out of 5 starsTruth and Facts
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2020
It is probably impossible to write a book about COVID-19 which isn't outdated before it hits the shelves, but this book is as good as it gets for the background on the tragedy of the virus. Ken McCallion has a way of laying out the facts and the truths of the issue in an easy to follow manner. Once you start reading it is hard to put down in a way it reads more like a suspense novel. Starting with the ancient pandemics and ending with the battle we are in today the book takes you on a journey of enlightenment, understanding, and arms you with the understanding of the facts. There are a lot of books out there about the virus and many more to come, but this one has to be in your library as the one book that covers the history and events in a way that allows you to understand and judge what is going on in America.
4.0 out of 5 starsInteresting look at current American society
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2020
I enjoyed this book. Although medically it is already out of date as the science moves forward at a rapid rate, the discussions of federal government mismanagement is still current as is the discussion of the divisions in American society. The book reads like a novel and is hard to put down. I also liked the suggestions for resolving some of these dilemmas. I recommend this book for anyone interested in how the COVID-19 pandemic was handled in the US in the early days. Disclosure: I received an advance reader copy of this book via Netgalley for review purposes.
4.0 out of 5 starsDeep Dive into the History Behind America’s Response
Reviewed in the United States on November 30, 2020
This book started with a recap of COVID-19 that, although only a few months old, was already seriously outdated. Fortunately, there were also several sections that didn’t rely on outdated data. Instead, the author talked about slaughterhouses, religion, racism, and what really happened with the Trump Administration, among several other topics of interest. These sections made the book good, and if it hadn’t been for some repetition, they would have made it great.