The Premonition A Pandemic Story

The Premonition  A Pandemic Story
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date
Category Political Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780393881561
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A thirteen-year-old girl’s science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm’s-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu…everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work. Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in.

The Premonition  A Pandemic Story
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04

For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2002-05-17

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The New New Thing  A Silicon Valley Story
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1999-10-17

New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”—Time In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis set out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world’s

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-06-11

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-10-03

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could

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  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1997

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14

The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene. The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an

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Value s
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06

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The Corona Crash
  • Author : Grace Blakeley
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 2020-10

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009

An analysis of five financial upheavals in recent history includes coverage of the 1987 stock market crash, the internet bubble, and the current sub-prime mortgage crisis, in an anecdotal report that reveals how public knowledge differed from what was actually taking place. 100,000 first printing.

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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2005-04-17

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  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2016-11-29

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  • Publisher : Signal
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  • Publisher : Peirene Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-01

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