Posts by Vivian Reed

Vivian Reed is an independent historian focused on twentieth century diplomacy and humanitarian relief efforts, particularly the work of Hugh S. Gibson and Herbert Hoover.

Philosophy & History

In the Eye of the Storm: U.S. Diplomat Hugh Gibson and the ‘Spanish Flu’

In 1918, when both World War I and the ‘Spanish flu’ raged in Europe, the American diplomat Hugh S. Gibson was sent to Paris. Today, his personal records offer us rare insights into a time between disease and diplomacy.

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