The Great Influenza, by John Barry. This amazing book includes the history of medicine, virology, politics and war. The flu epidemic of 1918 is something everyone should know about. This will give you the facts in a beautifully-written style.
Looks interesting? An immigrant tale that combines elements of Jewish and Arab folk mythology, The Golem and the Jinni tells the story of two supernatural creatures who arrive separately in New York in
Traveling to France during World War I to bring home her brother, who ran away to enlist, Iris, a young Australian nurse, decides to stay in Paris to help establish a field hospital staffed entirely by women.