Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It
"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 - Rebecca - Goodreads
The book is incredibly well researched and informative. I liked hearing about some of the debates that made headlines years ago, when the end of the story was hidden on page 20. Like whether ... Read full review
Review: Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome ItUser Review - Eddy Allen - Goodreads
Western powers were key actors in turning a localized outbreak into a sprawling epidemic as bustling new trade routes, modern colonial cities, and the rise of prostitution sped the virus across Africa ... Read full review
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Craig Timberg,Daniel Halperin
No preview available - 2013