"Preserving the history and memories of Bossier Parish, Louisiana"
Sunday, July 29, 2018
R & R with History: "The Great Influenza"
A discussion series on the book, "The Great Influenza" by John M. Barry that connects public health, disease, politics and history during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic. This unprecedented crisis, a.k.a. “the Spanish Flu,” infected an estimated one-third of the world’s population and caused 50 million deaths, about 675,000 in the U.S.
September 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018
Limited books and space, to register call
The discussions will be led by historian and Benton (La.) High School historyteacher, Rusty Beckham. Mr. Beckham has an M.A. in History from Villanova University in Pennsylvania.