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David K. Randall, Black Death at the Golden Gate
May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows.
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 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.