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The Plague and the Fire

by James Leasor

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  • 14 Currently reading

Published by House of Stratus .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Adventure / thriller,
  • Modern fiction,
  • History,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Blank Books/Journals,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages266
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7992302M
    ISBN 100755100409
    ISBN 109780755100408

    In the book Plague and Fire, the author describes the scenario in Honolulu as follows: “three physicians found themselves holding absolute dictatorial authority over all aspects of everyday life in Hawaii. They were in command of the armed forces and had unrestricted access to the treasury” (p. 40). Book Description. Plague and the City uncovers discourses of plague and anti-plague measures in the city during the medieval, early modern and modern periods, and explores the connection between plague and urban environments including attempts by professional bodies to prevent or limit the outbreak of epidemic disease.. Bringing together leading scholars of plague working across different.

    "Plague and Fire is a riveting account of why, how and with what consequences physician leaders in Hawaii a century ago assumed emergency health powers. Mohr's themes have contemporary resonance, especially his analysis of the effects of scientific uncertainty on policy, competing perceptions of private interests and the common good, and the /5(5). Plague has been the most feared disease across Europe since the Black Death in the s. Dreaded because of the scale of the mortality and its sheer foulness, its periodic outbreaks had a devastating impact. London's last and most destructive attack came in , when, according to Bishop Gilbert Burnet, 'a most terrible plague broke out, that depopulated the city of London, ruined the trade /5(2).

    The Plagues of Egypt (Hebrew: מכות מצרים, Makot Mitzrayim), in the story of the book of Exodus, are ten disasters inflicted on Egypt by the God of Israel in order to force the Pharaoh to allow the Israelites to depart from slavery; they serve as "signs and marvels" given by God to answer Pharaoh's taunt that he does not know Yahweh: "The Egyptians shall know that I am the L ORD.". Plague and Fire in London Thomas Vincent. J. Nisbet, repr., - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book Page - If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, The Lord thy God ; then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful.


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This book is a quick read which delivers a blow by blow chronological account of the plague and then the fire. Relying heavily on first person accounts, and quoting from them liberally, the text makes the events come by: 6.

The plague and the fire Hardcover – January 1, by James Leasor (Author)/5(30). "Plague and Fire" reveals, in its intricacies, a great deal about what Hawaii was like as it entered its modern era; and something about how we came to behave as Cited by: This dramatic story chronicles the horror and human suffering of two terrible years in Londons history.

brought the plague and cries of Bring Out Your Dead echoed the city. A year later, the already decimated capital was reduced to ashes in four days by the fire that began in Pudding Lane.4/5(8).

The Plague and the Fire [James. Leasor] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 1st Pan M edition paperback vg+ book In stock shipped from our UK warehouse/5(11). James C. Mohr gave a riveting account of a compelling story of Honolulu's plague and the fire ofbut he also stretched the themes to public health,politics and racial relations/5.

"Plague and Fire" reveals, in its intricacies, a great deal about what Hawaii was like as it entered its modern era; and something about how we came to behave as /5(7). "In this fascinating, sometimes terrifying, book is recounted the lamot incredible story of those months [ of the Plague and then the Fire].

It is not told in terms of history, but in humna suffering and experience - a book as vivid as the flames that lit the capital, as sharp in its detail as the agony of the Plague victims.". Two consecutive disasters befell Restoration London-first an epidemic of bubonic plague, which killed at le people in the summer ofand second, the Great Fire, which destroyed the heart of the city in September, A little over a century ago, bubonic plague--the same Black Death that decimated medieval Europe--arrived on the shores of Hawaii just as the islands were about to become a U.S.

territory. In this absorbing narrative, James Mohr tells the story of that fearful visitation and its fiery climax--a vast conflagration that engulfed Honolulu's Chinatown. This book chronicles the horror and human suffering of two of the most terrible years in London’s long and vivid history.

brought the plague and cries of “Bring Out Your Dead” echoed the city. A year later, the already decimated capital was reduced to ashes in four days by the fire that began in.

The Plague and the Fire - James Leasor - Google Books This dramatic story chronicles the horror and human suffering of two terrible years in London¿s history. brought the plague and cries of 3/5(1).

The book, “The Great Plague and Fire of London” is about the horrific Great Plague and the devastating Fire of London that wreaked havoc on a big city in a very little time period.

Although the title is basic, it described exactly what the book was going to be about/5. Old St. Paul's, also titled Old Saint Paul's: A Tale of the Plague and the Fire, is a novel by William Harrison Ainsworth serially published in It is a historical romance that describes the events of the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of was the basis for the silent film Old St.

Paul's. The Plague and The Fire By James Leasor This book chronicles the horror and human suffering of two of the most terrible years in London's long history. brought the plague and cries of "Bring Out Your Dead" echoed the city.

Buy The Plague and The Fire New ed. by Leasor, James (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(27). This book chronicles the horror and human suffering of two of the most terrible years in London's long and vivid history. brought the plague and cries of "Bring Out Your Dead" echoed the city.

A year later, the already decimated capital was reduced to ashes in four days by the fire that began in.

As the Great Plague of London loosens its grip at last, Charles II's court moves back to First came Plague, now comes Fire. The epic tale of the hunt for a serial killer threatening London's rich and poor during the Great Fire of London.

Perfect for fans of C.J. Sansom and /5. —Eric Andrew-Gee, The Globe and Mail (“The hope at the heart of Albert Camus’s plague novel, La peste”) “Camus was preoccupied with the absurd In The Plague he found a lens for projecting life at once suspended and more vivid It is a redemptive book, one that wills the reader to believe, even in a time of despair.”/5().

Overall the book Plague and Fire by James C. Mohr captured my attention in the saddest of ways. From the in depth documentation of the fire that ravaged Chinatown and the devastation it left in its wake, to the tragic plague that killed the diverse people of Honolulu, my attention was focused on the amount of dead that was a result of this awful plague.

Make the events of and come to life for children (and for you!) with teacher Ashley Booth's pick of the best children's fiction about the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London.

From KS1 early readers to chapter books, there's a historical fiction option for all ages.COVID Resources.

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.“Persecution, Plague, and Fire is a provocative and important book, one of the few—in some senses, the only—to engage both pro- and antitheatrical discourse in early modern England.

MacKay’s effort to track a kind of conceptual aporia in the early modern theater’s understanding of its historical position, and indeed of its effective.