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Shroud of Silence

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Dramatic true story of the last outbreak of bubonic plague in North America: this is the first expose of the cover-up of the Los Angeles Black Plague outbreak of 1924. Local government discovered the outbreak in hours and ordered a hard quarantine to suppress it. Fire hoses cordoned off several blocks of Hispanic citizens and World War I Army vets patrolled the perimeter, ...more
Paperback, 290 pages
Published by Silver Lake Publishing
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Elaine Nelson
Jul 28, 2008 Elaine Nelson rated it liked it
A quick read on the 1924-25 Black Plague epidemic in LA, and how it was buried in local media & history. A disturbing & compelling bit of local history, plus a good overview chapter on the biology & history of the plague. Author tries a little too hard to connect to modern politics, which can be occasionally jarring, makes the book likely to become dated quickly, and honestly: isn't necessary. (The conclusions draw themselves, IMHO.)

One school principal comes out as a daring hero, as
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