Albert Marrin

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Albert Marrin


Born
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. ...more

Average rating: 3.82 · 7,702 ratings · 1,462 reviews · 53 distinct worksSimilar authors
Very, Very, Very Dreadful: ...

3.79 avg rating — 1,907 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The...

3.79 avg rating — 1,793 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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Oh Rats! The Story of Rats ...

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3.77 avg rating — 486 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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Years of Dust

3.88 avg rating — 277 ratings — published 2009
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Stalin: Russia's Man of Steel

3.82 avg rating — 258 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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The Yanks Are Coming: The U...

3.77 avg rating — 260 ratings — published 1986 — 3 editions
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Hitler

3.88 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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Black Gold: The Story of Oi...

3.65 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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A Volcano Beneath the Snow:...

3.64 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Dr. Jenner and the Speckled...

3.59 avg rating — 144 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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“Words have consequences.”
Albert Marrin

“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

“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

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