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- DescriptionPresents a portrait of America in the early 1950s, using the widespread panic over polio to shed light on our national obsessions and fears. Drawing on the papers of Jonas Salk, Albert Sabin and other key players, this book paints a portrait of the race for the cure, weaving a tale centered on the furious rivalry between Salk and Sabin.
- Author BiographyDavid M. Oshinsky is George Littlefield Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. A leading historian of modern American politics and society, he is the author of A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy and Worse Than Slavery : Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice, both of which won major prizes and were New York Times Notable Books.
- PrizesWinner of Pulitzer Prize for History 2006.
- Author(s)David M. Oshinsky
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication01/08/2006
- GenreRegional History
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Note16 pp halftone plates
- Weight542 g
- Width157 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine25 mm
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