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War Fever and Other Stories

by J. G. Ballard

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Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7255661M
ISBN 100002237709
ISBN 109780002237703

In short, “the war saved the World Series,” said Randy Roberts, a Purdue history professor and co-author of a new book called “WAR FEVER: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the. J. G. Ballard, Author Farrar Straus Giroux $ (p) ISBN

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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, /5(18). War Fever looks at America in the First World War through the lens of three interwoven stories, all tied to Boston in baseball legend Babe Ruth, Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Karl Muck.

And some of the ideas are enthralling: in the title story, 'War Fever', Ballard posits the UN as encircling Beirut and prodding it into brutal civil war.

By doing so, and by stoking the fires of hatred with weaponry and propaganda, the UN can observe the 'virus of war' mutating, like smallpox, and assimilate its outcomes for the benefit of mankind/5(12). War Fever and Other Stories — J.G. Ballard. Book Lists; J.G. Ballard; War Fever and Other Stories; Published: Nov (Hardcover) Jan (Paperback) Formats: Print.

Rating: Pages: Purchase: Description; LibraryThing; Goodreads; Reviews; A war-ravaged Beirut is the setting for the title story of this visionary collection, a tale in. War Fever is a collection of short stories, and most of Ballard's. I amassed a sizeable Ballard collection back in the day, and read most of them.

More recently, I revisited 'The Unlimited Dream Company' (which wasn't as good as I'd remembered), and 'Vermilion Sands' (which was better than I'd remembered)/5. In timely fashion, authors Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith investigate baseball, war culture, and the pandemic of in Boston during the late stages of World War I.

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Ballard, first published in by Collins. It includes: "War Fever" "The Secret History of World War 3" "Dream Cargoes" "The Object of the Attack" "Love in a Colder Climate" "The Largest Theme Park in the World" "Answers to a Questionnaire" "The Air Disaster" "Report on an Unidentified Space Station"Author: J.G.

Ballard. Looking back at 'War Fever' New book tells stories surrounding Spanish flu pandemic in Whittlesey and his men fought off repeated attacks for six days, until other units could reach them.

Other stories in War Fever feature an assassination plot against an American astronaut, the leader of an authoritarian religious movement; a man who is destroyed by a car crash and resolves never to leave his apartment again; and the survivor of a toxic-waste ship wrecked on a deserted Caribbean island.

The dialogue may be dead, but Ballard's protagonists aren't noted for their depth: the ideas take precedence. And some of the ideas are enthralling: in the title story, 'War Fever', Ballard posits the UN as encircling Beirut and prodding it into brutal civil war/5(9).

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War Fever and Other Stories Nov / General Fiction A war-ravaged Beirut is the setting for the title story of this visionary collection, a tale in which a young street fighter inadvertently discovers how to bring an to the bloodshed only to find that his solution is all too effective as far as some s.

There is a fever that seizes this land from time to time and it is the fever of war, a condition that this time seems immune to all known cures, starting with reason, as Daniel Lazare explores.

Editions for War Fever: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ),   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.

A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of the Month, More Deadly Than War from New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis explores the hidden history of the Spanish influenza pandemic during World War I. marked the th anniversary of the worst disease outbreak in modern times: the Spanish flu, a story even more relevant today.

This dramatic narrative, told through the stories Brand: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). War Fever, a new book by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith, examines how baseball converged with the country's last terrible pandemic.

Among the tidbits revealed: InBabe Ruth had the so-called Spanish flu twice - so baseball, at least, has been here before."—. " War Fever brilliantly weaves together the lives of three celebrities to tell the story of how the First World War reshaped America. Richly detailed and a pleasure to read." (Michael S.

Neiberg, author of The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America). Babe Ruth Caught the Flu—Twice War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War. by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith. Basic Books.War Fever and Other Stories by J.

G. Ballard Hardback Book The Fast Free. $ $ Free shipping. The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard - Paperback By Ballard, J. G. - GOOD. A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for Seller Rating: % positive.