Polio: An American Story
(ISBN 0-19-515294-8) is a book by David M. Oshinsky
, professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin
, which documents the polio epidemic
in the United States
during the 1940s and 1950s and the race to find a cure.
It was published in 2005 by the Oxford University Press and won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for History and the 2005 Herbert Hoover Book Award.