Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It (Google eBook)
"Remarkable... reads like a detective novel."—The New Yorker
In this groundbreaking work that reads like a detective novel, longtime Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg and award-winning AIDS researcher Daniel Halperin tell the surprising story of how Western colonial powers unwittingly sparked the AIDS epidemic and then fanned the flames. Drawing on remarkable new science, Tinderbox overturns the conventional wisdom on the origins of this deadly pandemic, and in a riveting narrative that stretches from colonial Leopoldville to 1980s San Francisco to South Africa today, it reveals how human hands unleashed this epidemic and can now overcome it, if only we learn the lessons of the past.
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Review: Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome ItUser Review - Adam Hummel - Goodreads
One of the best books I have ever read about the HIV/AIDS crisis. Brilliant in every way. Read full review
Review: Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome ItUser Review - Marc - Goodreads
An excellent history of the HIV/AIDS virus and the world's efforts to combat it. Offers pragmatic suggestions on how to tackle the virus' spread in Africa. Read full review