The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco

The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco

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by Marilyn Chase
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0375757082

ISBN-13: 9780375757082

Pub. Date: 03/09/2004

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375757082
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/09/2004
Edition description:
Random House Trade Paperbacks Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
453,561
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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