The American Plague - Molly Caldwell Crosby Fascinating topic, I really wanted to like this, as I love in-depth histories of illness, plagues, and the fight against them. Unfortunately, I couldn't get past Crosby's florid style. My own preference is for more straight-forward, less hyperbolic writing, and this irked me enough that I couldn't even finish. Judging from the other glowing reviews, I wish had been able to overlook this one flaw.