Books by Mark Honigsbaum

Released: April 9, 2019

"Avoiding the hyperbole that contemporary media relished, Honigsbaum mixes superb medical history with vivid portraits of the worldwide reactions to each event."
Powerful accounts of a dozen epidemics from the last 100 years. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"The perfect fireside guide to the ages-old desire to find something hidden, perilous, and fabulous."
Glorious adventure—in the library, on foot, and in the mind—in pursuit of gold hidden deep in the jungle. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Impressive research and good storytelling. (Maps, 16 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
An absorbing chronicle of two related adventures: the 19th-century hunt by botanical explorers in the Andes for the cinchona tree, whose bark produces quinine, once the only effective treatment for malaria; and the contemporary quest by scientists in the laboratory to find a cure for this deadly disease. Read full book review >