Albert Marrin


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in New York, The United States
July 24, 1936

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Albert Marrin is a historian and the author of more than twenty nonfiction books for young people. He has won various awards for his writing, including the 2005 James Madison Book Award and the 2008 National Endowment for Humanities Medal. In 2011, his book Flesh and Blood So Cheap was a National Book Award Finalist. Marrin is the Chairman of the History Department at New York's Yeshiva University.

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Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The...

3.79 avg rating — 1,611 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Oh Rats! The Story of Rats ...

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Very, Very, Very Dreadful: ...

3.73 avg rating — 484 ratings — published 2018 — 5 editions
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Uprooted: The Japanese Amer...

3.83 avg rating — 355 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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Years of Dust

3.83 avg rating — 245 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Stalin: Russia's Man of Steel

3.79 avg rating — 188 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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Hitler

3.85 avg rating — 187 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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Black Gold: The Story of Oi...

3.68 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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The Yanks Are Coming: The U...

3.78 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 1986 — 2 editions
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A Volcano Beneath the Snow:...

3.67 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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“Words have consequences.”
Albert Marrin

“By the fall of 1918, it was clear that a nation's prosperity, even its very survival, depended on securing a safe, abundant supply of cheap oil.”
Albert Marrin, Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives

“No other disease, no war, no natural disaster, no famine comes close to the great pandemic. In the space of eighteen months in 1918–1919, about 500 million people, one-third of the human race at the time, came down with influenza. The exact total of lives lost will never be known. An early estimate, made in 1920, claimed 21.5 million died worldwide. Since then, researchers have been continually raising the number as they find new information. Today, the best estimate of flu deaths in 1918–1919 is between 50 million and 100 million worldwide, and probably closer to the latter figure. 7”
Albert Marrin, Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

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