Title: Barbary Plague : The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Random House Inc March 2004
0375757082 / 9780375757082
Seller ID: 20100115167385
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.