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 chil The 2013-2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest ever--but the outbreaks continue. Now comes a gripping account of the ...

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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:0812998839
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 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 ...
  • Wendy Beckman
    Aug 21, 2019
    I love Richard Preston, so I was excited to have received an ARC copy of Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come. As with ARCs, the final proofing had not been done yet. Where some readers might be frustrated at that, a...
  • Jo Burl
    Jun 24, 2019
    Thank you NetGalley for this advanced reader's copy. I believe I've read all of Richard Preston's books, and didn't think he could improve on the Hot Zone, but he has! This is a truly frightening book, and if it were fiction, I would have thought that it came from the mind of Steph...
  • 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 ...
  • Lorraine M. Thompson
    Aug 24, 2019
    The story begins in 2013 in the village of Meliandou, in the Guéckédou region of Guinea. We follow a 2-year-old boy named Emile Ouamouno, who has wandered off from his mother to play by a decaying tree. Preston gives us an idea of what happens next: Emile ?might have played with a ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jeanne
    Aug 28, 2019
    This book is a real page turner, if you can stomach it. Ebola is horrifying. The descriptions of people dying of this disease are the stuff of nightmares. And yet, I could not put this book down. It was written as a real thriller and every word was true. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Amy Edwards
    Aug 16, 2019
    Riveting. I read The Hot Zone (Preston?s book from the mid-90s about the Ebola virus and Marburg, a similar emerging virus) back when it was a new book. I fervently prayed for missionary friends from here in Kansas who found themselves smack in the middle of the crisis at ELWA hosp...
  • 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...
  • athenap
    Jul 01, 2019
    Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the ARC of Crisis in the Red Zone. As a health professional and public health grad student concentrating in infectious diseases, I was particularly interested in this book as the subject is right up my alley. Having previously read ...
  • 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? By Kendra Pierre-Louis Aug. 8, 2019 CRISIS IN THE RED ZONE The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, a...
  • 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...
  • Barred Owl Books
    Aug 02, 2019
    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, now a Nat...
  • Scooter McDermitt
    Jul 27, 2019
    5 stars - You should read this yesterday. 4 stars - Like a brownie without walnuts, still good, but could have been great. 3 stars - Like Icarus, it flew a little too close to the sun. 2 stars - If you woke up in a Tijuana jail with no recollection of the night before and only this ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ellen
    Aug 17, 2019
    I will start with a disclaimer. Richard Preston is my cousin and I have been waiting for the publication of this book for more than a year. I was fascinated by his Ebola article in "The New Yorker" magazine back in 1992 and of course read the expanded version in "The Hot Zone: A Terrif...
  • Maria Rose
    Aug 19, 2019
    I read the original book by this author (The Hot Zone) so between hearing about the newest outbreak of Ebola in 2019 and seeing this book come out I decided to read this book. In this book, the author goes back historically to the multipe times Ebola has erupted in Africa. You find out...
  • 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. ...
  • Collin Lysford
    Sep 01, 2019
    What's funny is that a week or so ago I reviewed Pandemic by Sonia Shah and said: First, let's get the big question out of the way - is this one of those pulpy, fearmongering books about disease that just breathlessly foretells disaster? Nope! First, let's get the big question o...