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The Barbary Plague : The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco
by Marilyn Chase


Overview - The veteran Wall Street Journal science reporter Marilyn Chase's fascinating account of an outbreak of bubonic plague in late Victorian San Francisco is a real-life thriller that resonates in today's headlines. The Barbary Plague transports us to the Gold Rush boomtown in 1900, at the end of the city's Gilded Age.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The veteran Wall Street Journal science reporter Marilyn Chase's fascinating account of an outbreak of bubonic plague in late Victorian San Francisco is a real-life thriller that resonates in today's headlines. The Barbary Plague transports us to the Gold Rush boomtown in 1900, at the end of the city's Gilded Age. With a deep understanding of the effects on public health of politics, race, and geography, Chase shows how one city triumphed over perhaps the most frightening and deadly of all scourges.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780375757082
  • ISBN-10: 0375757082
  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • Publish Date: March 2004
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.71 pounds


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