More Deadly Than War: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War

Date(s) - 06/07/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pritzker Military Library

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Kenneth Davis, More Deadly Than War: The Hidden History of the Spanish Flu and the First World War


Thursday, June 7, 2018 6:00pm

Kenneth Davis returns to the Museum & Library to talk about his latest book about the Spanish flu pandemic in WWI that resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of people around the world. Sponsored by the United States World War One Centennial Commission.

From bestselling author, Kenneth C. Davis comes fascinating account of the Spanish influenza pandemic that swept the world from 1918 through 1919.

As we pass the centennial of the worst disease outbreak in modern history, the story of the Spanish flu is more relevant today than ever. This dramatic narrative, told through the stories and voices of the people caught in the deadly maelstrom, explores how this vast, global epidemic was intertwined with the horrors of World War I —and how it could happen again. Complete with photographs, period documents, modern research, and first-hand reports by medical professionals and survivors, this book provides captivating insights into a catastrophe that transformed America in the early twentieth century.”

KENNETH C. DAVIS is the New York Times–bestselling author of America’s Hidden History and Don’t Know Much About® History books. He is also the author of the ALA Notable and YALSA finalist In the Shadow of Liberty. A frequent guest on national television and radio and a Ted-Ed Educator, Davis enjoys Skype visits with middle- and high-school classrooms to discuss history. He lives in New York City and can be found at