Polio: An American Story, hardcover. Signed by author. Published 2005 by Oxford University Press. Here is a remarkable portrait of America in the early 1950s, using the widespread panic over polio to shed light on our national obsessions and fears. Drawing on newly available papers to create a portrait of the race for the cure, the author David M. Oshinsky weaves a dramatic tale centered on the furious rivalry between Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin.