David Oshinsky, George Littlefield Professor of History, University of Texas
"An easily approachable yet factually rich narrative. Oshinsky provides a very readable and enlightening history that also can be appreciated as good storytelling." - Science USA
""Oshinsky vividly retells one of the greatest of all American success stories and reveals the clash of egos and interests, science and salesmanship that made it possible. Its fresh details will fascinate both those too young to remember polio's scourge and those of us who experienced it firsthand."—Geoffrey C. Ward, author of A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt"
""As we live through modern-day epidemics like AIDS and SARS, David Oshinsky's compelling Polio reminds us that the struggle is over more than a disease. In this riveting story of America's battle with polio, we learn that government, philanthropy, media, 'big science,' and public fear were all powerful factors to be reckoned with as well. If polio no longer plagues America, its legacy shadows us still. Be prepared for an infectious read." —Lizabeth Cohen, author of A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America"