The Ghost Map

Paperback $16.00

Oct 02, 2007 | 328 Pages

Ebook $11.99

Oct 19, 2006 | 320 Pages

  • Paperback $16.00

    Oct 02, 2007 | 328 Pages

  • Ebook $11.99

    Oct 19, 2006 | 320 Pages

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“Fascinating.” —The New York Times Book Review

Thrilling.” —GQ

Vivid.” —The New Yorker

Thought-provoking.Entertainment Weekly

By turns a medical thriller, detective story, and paean to city life, Johnson’s account of the outbreak and its modern implications is a true page-turner.” —The Washington Post

Marvelousas was Dava Sobel’s Longitude. Yet The Ghost Map is a far more ambitious and compelling work… Mr. Johnson is never less than lively and beguiling.” —The Wall Street Journal

Steven Johnson tells the tale with verve, spicing his narrative with scenes of Dickensian squalor and the vibrant street life surrounding that squalor. But in Johnson’s hands, The Ghost Map morphs into something more than mere history.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

Johnson adds a new and welcome elementold-fashioned storytelling flair… to his fractal, multifaceted method of unraveling the scientific mysteries of everyday life.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

Steven Johnson gives us history at its best: colorful, connected and compelling. At the core is a medical mystery, or what today would be called an epidemiological detective story… A masterpiece of historical writing.” —The Seattle Times

This is more than a great detective story. It’s the triumph of reason and evidence over superstition and theory, and Johnson tells it in loving detail.” —Chicago Tribune

Table Of Contents

The Ghost MapPreface

Monday, August 28
The Night-Soil Men

Saturday, September 2
Eyes Sunk, Lips Dark Blue

Sunday, September 3
The Investigator

Monday, September 4
That Is To Say, Jo Has Not Yet Died

Tuesday. September 5
All Smell Is Disease

Wednesday, September 6
Building The Case

Friday, September 8
The Pump Handle

The Ghost Map

Broad Street Revisited

Author’s Note
Appendix: Notes on Further Reading

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