Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come

Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come

The 2013-2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest ever--but the outbreaks continue. Now comes a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, an urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses--from the #1 bestselling author of The Hot Zone, soon to be a National Geographic original miniseries. This time, Ebola started with a two-year-old The 2013-2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest ever--but the outbreaks continue. Now comes a gripping account of the docto...

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Title:Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come
Author:Richard Preston
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:375 pages pages

Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come Reviews

  • Peg Lotvin
    Aug 26, 2019
    Scary stuff!! Lots of "what ifs", but we seem to get a new emerging virus every year or so and sooner or later one will be transferable to humans through the air. Ebola so far had not reached that level and new vaccines are being developed to fight it. But...Ebola keeps mutating and th...
  • Lori Tatar
    Aug 23, 2019
    Crisis in the Red Zone is so much more than a medical thriller. It reads like science fiction, even horror and kept me awake nights, interrupted my dreams. This recounting is almost beyond description. The doctors and nurses who sacrificed so much, and everything, are larger than life ...
  • Laura
    Jun 01, 2019
    I?m exhausted from grimacing as I read this book, but it?s a very important account. Preston has brought to life the dedicated doctors and nurses who were on the front lines of the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever. His book highlights both how much committed people can do in the face ...
  • Heather V  ~The Other Heather~
    Sep 26, 2019
    I'm a firm believer in the idea that a book's value to a person is highly dependent upon when they read it. As in, where they are in their lives. Their mood, their interests, their health, the current social climate, that sort of thing. All of these things absolutely played a part in m...
  • S.L. Berry
    Jun 08, 2019
    What would you do if a loved one came down with Ebola? Do you remember when if you went to a doctor's office they asked if you had traveled outside the U.S. within a certain time period and where? That is what Richard Preston's forthcoming book, Crisis in the Red Zone is about. It i...
  • Paltia
    Sep 14, 2019
    Everything you want to know about Ebola and more. This is a medical history story that reads like a thriller. There?s lots of players to keep track of, some medical miracles and lucky discoveries by otherwise unemployed entrepreneurs. This book carries a dire warning of the continued...
  • Ben
    Aug 22, 2019
    I'm not sure what happened here. Maybe they didn't have time for any editing? The story moves ponderously. Maybe that's fine; the details engross us more. But the writing is repetitive?very, very repetitive. It's enough to say a fact once or twice. I don't need to be told 500 times t...
  • Shara Vitone
    Dec 09, 2019
    WARNING: reading this will turn even the most optimistic person into a doomsday prepper. This book reads like a horrifying Hollywood thriller but the disturbing twist is.... IT IS NON FICTION!!! Until now I have enjoyed reading apocalyptic world-ending tragedies but I have h...
  • Toya
    Jul 22, 2019
    I read The Hot Zone over a decade ago, and I instantly fell in love with Richard Preston?s writing. As someone who has always loved science, especially virology, Ebola was always the virus that I found to be the most fascinating and also most terrifying. It?s one of the simplest vi...
  • Julia
    Dec 31, 2019
    I finally read HOT ZONE in 2018 and was anxious to read CRISIS IN THE RED ZONE, which follows the 2013-2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which eventually spread to Dallas and New York City. This book is frightening and disturbing and should serve as a much-needed wake-up call for lev...
  • Annie
    Aug 10, 2019
    Originally published on my blog: Nonstop Reader. Crisis in the Red Zone is a layman accessible and terrifying real-life narrative about the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Africa and internationally, its development, and eventual (partial) containment. Part detective thriller, part popular ...
  • Jan
    Jul 10, 2019
    Worse than Yellow Fever, Typhoid, or Malaria but mimicking both for a time, the scourge of Ebola was first seen in a village in Zambia in 1976. It certainly didn't stop there but went on a killing spree that spread and defied the medical field and investigators. Written in a style t...
  • Jeanette
    Aug 15, 2019
    This is thorough but at the same time not as good in continuity, progression, ease to read. Much harder to understand all the tangent parts as in his other disease study- The Hot Zone. Well worth the read time regardless- yet it's all over the place with 100's of name calls and sit...
  • Elizabeth
    Jul 08, 2019
    Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come Author: Richard Preston Pages: 400 Genre: Science Pub date: July 23,2019 The 2103-2014 was the deadliest ever--but the outbreaks continue. Now comes a gripping account of th...
  • Matthew
    Aug 30, 2019
    5+++++ stars ? but proceed with caution! While I was kind of goofy with my status messages throughout this book, I would definitely say that was a defense mechanism. This book is very serious and very scary. Touted as a sequel to Preston?s enthralling book, The Hot Zone, this bo...
  • Faith
    Nov 21, 2019
    ?[The Ebola outbreak] was really just a series of small accidents and unnoticed events, which, moment by moment, grew into a crescendo of horror. This was the shockwave produced by an emerging virus as it came out of the ecosystem. The virus magnified itself in people, swept away liv...
  • Jak Krumholtz
    Oct 29, 2019
    Preston excels at writing non-fiction thrillers. I was really bummed out about distracted US officials checking World Cup scores during meetings and ignoring early warnings about the Ebola outbreak. ?In the end Garry couldn?t get anybody in the U.S. Government to arrange act...
  • Amanda
    Jul 13, 2019
    Having just recently read Richard Preston's hit book The Hot Zone, I was excited to see that he was releasing a follow up dealing with the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa in 2013-2014. I loved The Hot Zone and had even watched the National Geographic miniseries based upon the book. How...
  • Donna Backshall
    Jul 27, 2019
    Wow, wow, just wow. A good thriller is that much scarier when IT'S FREAKING REAL. Review to come, but first I need to bathe, to scrub my skin raw and try to shake the feeling that everything and everyone I've come in contact with is teeming with the ebola virus. Seriously, I'm terri...
  • Angus McKeogh
    Jan 09, 2020
    Perhaps not as gripping as some of his other books on plagues, this one still carried the relevant gravitas to continue pushing the story forward and make the reader wonder what was going to happen next. As with a lot of modern news there?s a bit of a flash in the pan effect. Big sto...
  • Yun
    Aug 29, 2019
    Crisis in the Red Zone tells of the horrific 2013-2014 Ebola epidemic that engulfed Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, and eventually infected almost 30,000 people. While the virus stretched the financial and medical infrastructure of these three countries, the book focuses geographica...
  • Annie
    Aug 08, 2019
    NYTimes Book Review here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/bo... NYTimes Book Review NONFICTION Can You Make a Page-Turning Thriller Out of the Ebola Crisis? ByKendra Pierre-Louis Aug. 8, 2019 CRISIS IN THE RED ZONE The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and...
  • Nirmal
    Jul 31, 2019
    The book starts as a scene from horror movies with blood ..lots of blood. There is blood throughout the book.. which could make you sick. The first part does not say how the disease was contained in 1970s. It only tells story of its outbreak. This is annoying. But this is explained...
  • Susan
    Aug 04, 2019
    Richard Preston has written another comprehensible and terrifying account of the Ebola disease that could turn into a global disaster if we aren't careful. Crises in the Red Zone chronicles the outbreak of 2013-14 and the fact that it jumped continents for the first time infecting peop...
  • Kristine Olsen
    Jul 31, 2019
    Hmmmm.... what to say about this book. Maybe it?s the part of me from my father that I find reading books on outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics so fascinating given he?s a retired veterinarian with a strong background in epidemiology. Or it may simply be that part that lives in us ...
  • Tucker
    Sep 02, 2019
    Many thanks to Random House for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review I would like to start this review by warning you guys that this book is depressing as f**k. I felt as though the basic message was: Ebola came to eradicate humanity but it failed but don?t worry! ...
  • Science (Fiction) Nerd Mario
    Nov 08, 2019
    A biomedical, microbiological and terrifying trip to tiny superpredators and some thoughts about how they may evolve and be (mis)used. The suffering of the populations of these countries is as unbelievable and the courage of the help workers who had to fight against fake news denyi...
  • Alyssa Swink
    Aug 03, 2019
    Such a great read! Richard Preston?s work is always so thrilling. He knows how to mix science with humanity and draws you into his writing. Fact is definitely stranger and more frightening than fiction. ...
  • Phil Boyd
    Nov 11, 2019
    Reminder of how interconnected the world is and how a simple interaction with our environment can cascade into a pandemic. Definitely makes you wonder how prepared we are to deal with the next hostile virus to enter our biosphere. ...
  • Justin
    Dec 09, 2019
    I was extremely interested in reading this because I followed the outbreak very closely when it was happening, but unfortunately, this is a bad book. Why? The writing is flat out terrible. It feels like reading a rough draft with no editor where things get explained several times, ofte...