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    Since i found this thread now, I thought i would recommend a good fictional book about the 1918 flu, The Last Town on Earth.

    http://www.amazon.com/Last-Town-Eart...0855561&sr=8-1

    "It is the autumn of 1918 and a world war and an influenza epidemic rage outside the isolated utopian logging community of Commonwealth, Wash. In an eerily familiar climate of fear, rumor and patriotic hysteria, the town enacts a strict quarantine, posting guards at the only road into town. A weary soldier approaches the gate on foot and refuses to stop. Shots ring out, setting into motion a sequence of events that will bring the town face-to-face with some of the 20th-century's worst horrors."

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    Sounds like an interesting novel, crayonfish. I could learn some more early WA state history, too.

    Thanks for letting us know about it. If you ever want to read a true crime/medical mystery set in WA just a little earlier than the 1918 pandemic, this is a good one.

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