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War Fever

Author: Randy Roberts & Johnny Smith.

War Fever

Author: Randy Roberts & Johnny Smith.

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Item #: D21152
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: Basic
ISBN: 9781541672666
In the fall of 1918, Boston's streets emptied as fear of the deadly Spanish flu spread, even as newspapermen aggressively sought to discredit anyone who looked or sounded German. Capturing a tense and delirious moment in American life, this multifaceted history tells the stories of three men: Karl Muck, the German conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, accused of being ... More
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In the fall of 1918, Boston's streets emptied as fear of the deadly Spanish flu spread, even as newspapermen aggressively sought to discredit anyone who looked or sounded German. Capturing a tense and delirious moment in American life, this multifaceted history tells the stories of three men: Karl Muck, the German conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, accused of being an enemy spy; Charles Whittlesey, a Harvard law graduate who became an unlikely hero in Europe; and the most famous baseball player of all time, Babe Ruth, poised to revolutionize the game he loved.

"An entertaining reminder that American hero worship, media hype, and fierce nationalism haven't changed much in a century."—Kirkus Reviews


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