The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder And The Birth Of Forensic Medicine In Jazz Age New York

deDeborah Blum

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25 janvier 2011|
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder And The Birth Of Forensic Medicine In Jazz Age New York de Deborah Blum
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Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner''s Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie"—The New York Observer

A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner''s Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner''s office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice.

In 2014, PBS''s AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner''s Handbook.
Deborah Blum is director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, and editor of Undark magazine, (undark.org). In 1992, she won the Pulitzer Prize for a series on primate research, which she turned into a book, The Monkey Wars. Her other books include The Poisoner''s Handbook, Ghost Hunters, Love at Goo...
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Titre :The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder And The Birth Of Forensic Medicine In Jazz Age New York
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :336 pages, 8.4 X 5.5 X 0.7 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :336 pages, 8.4 X 5.5 X 0.7 po
Publié le :25 janvier 2011
Publié par :Penguin Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780143118824

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