John M. Barry is the author of four previous books- Rising Tide- The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed Amer-ica; Power Plays- Politics, Football, and Other Blood Sports; The Transformed Cell- Unlocking the Mysteries of Cancer (cowritten with Steven Rosenberg); and The Ambition and the Power- A True Story of Washington. He lives in New Orleans and Wash-ington, D.C.
"Monumental... powerfully intelligent... not just a masterful narrative... but also an authoritative and disturbing morality tale." --Chicago Tribune "Easily our fullest, richest, most panoramic history of the subject." --The New York Times Book Review"Hypnotizing, horrifying, energetic, lucid prose..." --Providence Observer"A sobering account of the 1918 flu epidemic, compelling and timely. --The Boston Globe"History brilliantly written... The Great Influenza is a masterpiece." --Baton Rouge Advocate