Smallpox & Intrigue in Africa – My Story

An African tribal massacre. A virus. A Cold War mystery. A bloodthirsty dictator. Small-town wife follows visionary husband to West Africa in a campaign that will be hailed as the greatest achievement in the history of public health, the eradication of smallpox from the planet. What price will the family pay?


Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, Pamela Alexander: “Bee Bloeser’s story reads like a political thriller, women’s history, and African adventure rolled into one….she brings insight and humor to a dark tale of disease, corruption and genocide that unfolds around her, her husband, and their two small children. Riveting.”



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