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    • Fever Season

    • The Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City
    • By: Jeanette Keith
    • Narrated by: Margie Lenhart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    While the American South had grown to expect a yellow fever breakout almost annually, the 1878 epidemic was without question the worst ever. Moving up the Mississippi River in the late summer, in the span of just a few months the fever killed more than 18,000 people. The city of Memphis, Tennessee, was particularly hard hit: Of the approximately 20,000 who didn't flee the city, 17,000 contracted the fever, and more than 5,000 died - the equivalent of a million New Yorkers dying in an epidemic today. Fever Season chronicles the drama in Memphis from the outbreak in August until the disease ran its course in late October.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The last half made it worth it

    • By zein on 05-06-17
    • The Story of a Terrifying Epidemic and the People Who Saved a City
    • By: Jeanette Keith
    • Narrated by: Margie Lenhart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 05-16-13
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95