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Author Desjardin, Skip, author.

Title September 1918 : war, plague, and the World Series / Skip Desjardin.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Regnery History, [2018]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    974.461 DES    Available
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Description xv, 287 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary One hundred years ago, in September 1918, three things came to Boston: war, plague, and the World Series. This is the unimaginable story of that late summer month, in which a division of Massachusetts militia volunteers led the first unified American fighting force into battle in France, turning the tide of World War I. Meanwhile the world's deadliest pandemic--the Spanish Flu--erupted in Boston and its suburbs, bringing death on a terrifying scale first to military facilities and then to the civilian population. At precisely the same time, in a baseball season cut short on the homefront and amidst the surrounding ravages of death, a young pitcher named Babe Ruth rallied the sport's most dominant team, the Boston Red Sox, to a World Series victory--the last World Series victory the Sox would see for eighty-six years.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-280) and index.
Subject World Series (Baseball) -- History -- 20th century.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919 -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History.
ISBN 9781621576204 (hardcover)
1621576205 (hardcover)

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