Libraries are open! We still offer contactless pickup with Books on the Go!

The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Status:
Available from OverDrive
More Details
Published:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2021
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
06/08/2021
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780593320730
ASIN:
B08SVQDY43
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection109
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Lawrence Wright. (2021). The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lawrence Wright. 2021. The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lawrence Wright, The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2021.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lawrence Wright. The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2021. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
2dfff37c-fa2f-b0d7-7d73-4231af845703
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 08, 2021 13:07:34
Date Updated:
Jun 08, 2021 13:07:34
Last Metadata Check:
Oct 26, 2021 17:12:53
Last Metadata Change:
Oct 25, 2021 14:37:33
Last Availability Check:
Oct 26, 2021 17:12:54
Last Availability Change:
Oct 26, 2021 17:12:54
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Oct 26, 2021 15:25:07

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Plague Year America in the Time of Covid
crossRefId
6016348
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{21D55404-E5F0-4011-A3AC-C2CE973F2060}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{21D55404-E5F0-4011-A3AC-C2CE973F2060}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/21D/554/04/{21D55404-E5F0-4011-A3AC-C2CE973F2060}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/21D/554/04/{21D55404-E5F0-4011-A3AC-C2CE973F2060}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780593320730
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 678999
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B08SVQDY43
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780593320730
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 678999
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
subtitle
America in the Time of Covid
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Lawrence Wright
id
21d55404-e5f0-4011-a3ac-c2ce973f2060
title
The Plague Year
starRating
0
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=426&titleID=6016348
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Wake County Public Libraries (NC)
          • id: 1893

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{21D55404-E5F0-4011-A3AC-C2CE973F2060}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{21D55404-E5F0-4011-A3AC-C2CE973F2060}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/21D/554/04/{21D55404-E5F0-4011-A3AC-C2CE973F2060}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/21D/554/04/{21D55404-E5F0-4011-A3AC-C2CE973F2060}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: ThePlagueYear_9780593320730_6016348
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 1305171
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780593320730
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 678999
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B08SVQDY43
            • type: KoboBookID
            • value: 50134eac-dc23-3562-a568-361707539b97
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 06/08/2021
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=21d55404-e5f0-4011-a3ac-c2ce973f2060&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: ThePlagueYear_9780593320730_6016348
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B08SVQDY43
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 678999
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780593320730
            • type: KoboBookID
            • value: 50134eac-dc23-3562-a568-361707539b97
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 06/08/2021
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=21d55404-e5f0-4011-a3ac-c2ce973f2060&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: ThePlagueYear_9780593320730_6016348
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780593320730
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 678999
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B08SVQDY43
            • type: KoboBookID
            • value: 50134eac-dc23-3562-a568-361707539b97
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 06/08/2021
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=21d55404-e5f0-4011-a3ac-c2ce973f2060&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
keywords
      • value: Animals
      • value: Political
      • value: Book
      • value: politics
      • value: plague
      • value: Day
      • value: Biography
      • value: spiritual
      • value: health
      • value: non
      • value: Lawrence
      • value: brain
      • value: Business
      • value: pandemic
      • value: Guide
      • value: Nature
      • value: new
      • value: Fathers
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Journalism
      • value: Immunology
      • value: Death
      • value: magazine
      • value: trauma
      • value: The
      • value: Memoirs
      • value: trump
      • value: Ideas
      • value: mystery
      • value: flu
      • value: Scout
      • value: for
      • value: wright
      • value: virus
      • value: psychology
      • value: mental
      • value: adults
      • value: gifts
      • value: gift
      • value: Men
      • value: Medicine
      • value: year
      • value: survival
      • value: wellness
      • value: History
      • value: 19
      • value: Leadership
      • value: Books
      • value: terminology
      • value: Medical
      • value: political philosophy
      • value: memoir
      • value: Sociology
      • value: political science
      • value: boy
      • value: tragedy
      • value: 2021
      • value: outdoorsman
      • value: releases
      • value: yorker
      • value: hurricane books
      • value: covid
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Wright, Lawrence
      • bioText: LAWRENCE WRIGHT is a staff writer for The New Yorker, a playwright, a screenwriter, and the author of ten books of nonfiction, including The Looming Tower, Going Clear, and God Save Texas. His recent novel, The End of October, was a New York Times best seller. Wright's books have received many honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas.
      • name: Lawrence Wright
imprint
Knopf
subjects
      • value: Medical
      • value: Politics
      • value: Sociology
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDate
2021-06-08T05:00:00+01:00
publishDateText
06/08/2021
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Looming Tower: an unprecedented, momentous account of Covid-19—its origins, its wide-ranging repercussions, and the ongoing global fight to contain it
 

From the fateful first moments of the outbreak in China to the storming of the U.S. Capitol to the extraordinary vaccine rollout, Lawrence Wright’s The Plague Year tells the story of Covid-19 in authoritative, galvanizing detail and with the full drama of events on both a global and intimate scale, illuminating the medical, economic, political, and social ramifications of the pandemic.
 
Wright takes us inside the CDC, where a first round of faulty test kits lost America precious time . . . inside the halls of the White House, where Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger’s early alarm about the virus was met with confounding and drastically costly skepticism . . . into a Covid ward in a...
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Plague Year
fullDescription
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Looming Tower, and the pandemic novel The End of October: an unprecedented, momentous account of Covid-19—its origins, its wide-ranging repercussions, and the ongoing global fight to contain it

"A book of panoramic breadth ... managing to surprise us about even those episodes we … thought we knew well … [With] lively exchanges about spike proteins and nonpharmaceutical interventions and disease waves, Wright’s storytelling dexterity makes all this come alive.” —The New York Times Book Review
From the fateful first moments of the outbreak in China to the storming of the U.S. Capitol to the extraordinary vaccine rollout, Lawrence Wright’s The Plague Year tells the story of Covid-19 in authoritative, galvanizing detail and with the full drama of events on both a global and intimate scale, illuminating the medical, economic, political, and social ramifications of the pandemic.
 
Wright takes us inside the CDC, where a first round of faulty test kits lost America precious time . . . inside the halls of the White House, where Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger’s early alarm about the virus was met with confounding and drastically costly skepticism . . . into a Covid ward in a Charlottesville hospital, with an idealistic young woman doctor from the town of Little Africa, South Carolina . . . into the precincts of prediction specialists at Goldman Sachs . . . into Broadway’s darkened theaters and Austin’s struggling music venues . . . inside the human body, diving deep into the science of how the virus and vaccines function—with an eye-opening detour into the history of vaccination and of the modern anti-vaccination movement. And in this full accounting, Wright makes clear that the medical professionals around the country who’ve risked their lives to fight the virus reveal and embody an America in all its vulnerability, courage, and potential.
 
In turns steely-eyed, sympathetic, infuriated, unexpectedly comical, and always precise, Lawrence Wright is a formidable guide, slicing through the dense fog of misinformation to give us a 360-degree portrait of the catastrophe we thought we knew.
sortTitle
Plague Year America in the Time of Covid
crossRefId
6016348
subtitle
America in the Time of Covid
popularity
4117
publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BLQAAAA2a/products/21d55404-e5f0-4011-a3ac-c2ce973f2060/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
21d55404-e5f0-4011-a3ac-c2ce973f2060
starRating
3.8
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem using our eCollection, please visit our support center.