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. The discussions will be led by historian and Benton (La.) High School history teacher, Rusty Beckham. Mr. Beckham has an M.A. in History from Villanova University in Pennsylvania.
R & R with History: "The Great Influenza"
- Bossier Parish Library Historical Center