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mouse

mouse@bookwyrm.social

Joined 3 years, 9 months ago

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2024 Reading Goal

59% complete! mouse has read 31 of 52 books.

Hans Zinsser: Rats, Lice and History (Hardcover, 1996, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Distributed by Workman Pub. Co.) 5 stars

The classic chronicle of the impact disease and plagues have had on history and society …

I am over 160 pages into this book which is ostensibly a biography of typhus, and so far it has covered at length:

  • the nature of art,
  • whether or not he should write this book,
  • the origins and fundamentally parasitic nature of life,
  • the role of epidemic disease in various periods of history, each section of which he concludes that there's no reason to think typhus was present at that time.

It's the perfect book; it's like he wrote this book just for me.