Book Club Meeting
Do you enjoy history? Do you like reading books? If the answer is yes, consider joining The Shasta Historical Society book club where we explore a variety of topics associated with local, state, and national history. Monthly we explore a different book and meet on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. to enjoy a discussion with fellow readers, moderated by Society staff.
December Book Club Selection: Pale Rider by Laura Spinney.
In 1918, the Italian Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska, and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus — one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on twentieth-century history. The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth — from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi, and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I.
December’s Book Club selection can be purchased from: https://smile.amazon.com/Pale-Rider-Spanish-Changed-World/dp/1541736125/ref=sr_1_2?ascsubtag=1ba00-01000-org00-win10-other-smile-us000-gatwy-feature-SEARC&dchild=1&keywords=pale+Rider&qid=1624401708&sr=8-2
The book club meets for discussion on December 30th, the last Thursday of the month, at 7:00 pm. To join the meeting go to: TBA