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Using first-hand accounts, illustrations and documents from archival sources, Bartoletti recreates the milieu of a century and a half ago, and links the lives of ordinary people to larger social, cultural and political issues. Bartoletti's beautifully designed book makes clear the long-lasting impact of this event and the economic and political issues that lead to famine today.
- Nonfiction, History, World History
- Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 2002 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: 9780618002719
Readers will be riveted by the chilling history meticulously documented in Bartoletti's book. By weaving the personal stories of 12 young Germans into the larger fabric of Nazism and World War II, Bartoletti elevates understanding of Hitler's strategic plans of manipulation to a new level and offers contemporary youth the opportunity to question the choices they might have made in the same situation.
Known as a carrier of the deadly typhoid fever, Mary Mallon was also a victim of civil rights violations and overly harsh treatment. Her nuanced biography reveals the true complexity of her infamous case.