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Alfred W. Crosby

Alfred W. Crosby (1931 – 2018), Professor Emeritus of History, Geography, and American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Harvard University, and the University of Helsinki, was the author of nine books, including America’s Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918 (Cambridge University Press, 2003). Several of his honors include being appointed Fulbright Bicentennial Professor, and his appointment as Academician by Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari.

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