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An Evening with Historian David K. Randall


16 MAY 2019 - 7 PM / TALK & SIGNING

David K. Randall - Black Death at the Golden Gate

For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows. His passing on March 6, 1900, would have been unremarkable if a city health officer hadn't noticed a swollen black lymph node on his groin--a sign of bubonic plague. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown while doctors examined Wong's tissue for telltale bacteria. If the devastating disease was not contained, San Francisco would become the American epicenter of an outbreak that had already claimed ten million lives worldwide.

In the tradition of Erik Larson and Steven Johnson, Randall spins a spellbinding account of federal health officer Rupert Blue's race to understand the disease and contain its spread--the only hope of saving San Francisco, and the nation, from a gruesome fate.

Please join us to hear historian David K. Randall discuss Black Death at the Golden Gate on Thursday, 16 May 2019 at 7 PM. Make your reservations by calling (925) 837-7337.

Event date: 

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

3 Railroad Ave
Danville, CA 94526
Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393609455
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 7th, 2019