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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 9 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart

The Ghost Map, by Steven Johnson

The Ghost Map :  The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic : and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World - Steven Johnson

Most of this book is a well-enough done examining of how Victorian London coped (or didn't cope) with disease epidemics.  And how Dr. Snow tracked down the root of the cholera epidemic to the city's public water system, via an ingenious map.


But the last chapter, and its discussion of suitcase nuclear bombs, lost me entirely, and is the principal reason it doesn't get a higher rating.