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The Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918: An Indicator of Things to Come?

by Philip Jett It was 1918 and there was a killer on the loose. Worse than any serial predator in modern history, its deadly grasp was swift, its hold resolute, and its thirst for killing unquenchable. No one was safe.

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Historical Fiction: Alice McDermott’s The Ninth Hour

by Alice McDermott On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove―to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his pregnant wife―“that the hours of

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