Jim Murphy

Finalist, 2003 National Book Awards

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Jim Murphy is the author of more than 25 books for young people, including Inside the Alamo, The Great Fire, and A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy.
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An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793, by Jim Murphy book cover
ISBN 9780395776087 Clarion Books / Houghton Mifflin Company

An American Plague brings together science, history, politics, and public health to tell the story of a nation in crisis. More about this book >

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Jim Murphy

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Jim Murphy is the author of more than 25 books for young people, including Inside the Alamo, The Great Fire, and A Young Patriot: The American Revolution as Experienced by One Boy. Mr. Murphy earned his B.A. in English from Rutgers University, and has held jobs as an apartment cleaner, a bookseller, and working on open steel construction sites 30 stories up on Manhattan skyscrapers. He and his family live in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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