The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco

The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco

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

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
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/09/2004
Edition description: Random House Trade Paperbacks Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 685,740
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

MARILYN CHASE, a longtime reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covers medical science and health care, currently focusing on infectious-disease outbreaks and bioterrorism. An honors graduate of Stanford University who also holds a master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Chase lives with her family in San Francisco.

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