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War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War
In the fall of 1918, a fever gripped Boston. The deadly Spanish flu, the Great War and anxiety of German spies kept people off the streets. War Fever explores this delirious moment in American history through the stories of three men: Karl Muck, the German conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, accused of being an enemy spy; Charles Whittlesey, a Harvard law graduate who became an unlikely hero in Europe; and the most famous baseball player of all time, Babe Ruth, poised to revolutionize the game he loved. Together, they offer a gripping narrative of America at war and American culture in upheaval.

Jul 27, 2020 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Randy W. Roberts
Distinguished Professor of History @Purdue University
Randy Roberts is the 150th Anniversary distinguished professor of history at Purdue University. He is the award-winning author of many books on the intersection of popular and political history, including A Season in the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle (with Johnny Smith). He lives in Lafayette, Indiana.
Johnny Smith
Professor of History @Georgia Tech
Johnny Smith is the J. C. “Bud” Shaw professor of sports history and an associate professor of history at Georgia Tech. He is the co-author of Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X (with Randy Roberts). He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.