The Premonition A Pandemic Story

The Premonition  A Pandemic Story
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Category Political Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780393881561
Rating 4/5 from 5 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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  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • 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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  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • 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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The Fifth Risk
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02

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  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-11-16

The #1 New York Times bestseller—Now a Major Motion Picture from Paramount Pictures From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation

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The Money Culture
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • 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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The Undoing Project  A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06

“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of

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  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10

A New York Times bestseller! From the celebrated author of Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better. A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, NATURAL CAUSES describes how we

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Human Error
  • Author : James Reason
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1990-10-26

This 1991 book is a major theoretical integration of several previously isolated literatures looking at human error in major accidents.

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Keynes and the Market
  • Author : Justyn Walsh
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-10-06

Keynes and the Market is an entertaining guide to John Maynard Keynes– amazing stock market success. It weaves the economist's value investing tenets around key events in his richly lived life. This timely book identifies what modern masters of the market have taken from Keynes and used in their own

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Liar s Poker
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-03-15

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three

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Den of Thieves
  • Author : James B. Stewart
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-11-20

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Crossroads
  • Author : Kaleb Dahlgren
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-03-16

An inspiring story of hope and resiliency On April 6, 2018, sixteen people died and thirteen others were injured after a bus taking the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a transport truck in a rural intersection. The tragedy moved millions of people to leave hockey sticks

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Women  Men  and the Whole Damn Thing
  • Author : David Leser
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05

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