Typhoid Mary - Anthony Bourdain

Typhoid Mary by Anthony Bourdain is a fascinating true story. In an homage from one cook to another, Bourdain follows Mary through the kitchens of New York, putting a human face to a desperate and unintentional murderer, and examines a time, and a life, with his inimitable style. In 1906, at a prosperous Long Island summer home, a family falls ill and typhold is diagnosed. When Dr George Soper is called in to find the source of the contagion, he notices that the household cook has gone missing. She is Mary Mallon, the woman who would become known as Typhoid Mary. Soper, sanitary engineer turned sleuth, sees Mary as his Moriarty. He finds there has been an outbreak of typhoid fever in every household she has worked in over the past decade. Mary is a 'carrier', a seemingly healthy individual who passes on her dangerous germs, sometimes with fatal consequences. Now Soper must hunt the cook down before she can infect more unsuspecting victims. A poor Irish immigrant, Mary refuses to believe that she can harbour typhoid in her strong and healthy body, and she doesn't intend to go quietly.

Book Title: 

Typhoid Mary

Author: 

Bourdain, Anthony

Publisher: 

Bloomsbury

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2005

Binding: 

Soft cover

ISBN: 

9780747566878

Pages: 

148

Dimensions: 

19.8 × 12.9 × 1.1 cm

Book Weight: 

1.346 kg

Condition: 

Second hand, very good

Price: 

ZAR 60.00

In Stock: 

1

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