'In her innovative, engaging, and deeply-researched book, Amanda Kay McVety brilliantly recounts the history of Rinderpest and the international struggle to contain it. Putting biology and the environment at the center of postwar history, her book makes a valuable contribution to the study of twentieth-century internationalism(s) and global development.'
Julia F. Irwin - University of South Florida, author of Making the World Safe: The American Red Cross and a Nation’s Humanitarian Awakening
'A compelling, surprising, and elegantly written account of the disease that drew the world together. You’ll never feel safe around cows again.'
Daniel Immerwahr - Northwestern University, Illinois,author of Thinking Small: The United States and the Lure of Community Development
'The book incorporates a broad array of primary sources, including archives from multiple countries and interviews with family and colleagues of scientific protagonists … compellingly written …'
Susan D. Jones
Source: The Journal of American History
'McVety has a lively style, and her evident enthusiasm for 'the idea of an international community united by shared hopes and fears' is engaging …’
Source: American Historical Review
'The main strength of the book is the way in which McVety integrates the history of vaccine research with a broader and perceptive critique of the role of non-human actors in this story. In particular, the book provides a valuable insight into the interrelated issues of the development of scientific internationalism and national security …'
Source: Agricultural History Review