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Marilyn Chase

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $16.00

The Barbary Plague sheds light on a period of American history when the fear and reality of foreign-spread contagious diseases gripped a major city and led to the disruption of a burgeoning center of shipping and commerce.

With narrative immediacy fortified by scholarly research, Marilyn Chase recreates San Francisco as it was... Read more >
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The Barbary Plague
The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco
Written by Marilyn Chase


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 18, 2003
Price: $11.99

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