The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York


Extreame Savings Item! Save 48% on the The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Penguin Books at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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 c


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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.

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Brand:
Penguin Books
Manufacturer:
Penguin Books
Category:
Pharmacology
Release Date:
2011-01-25
EAN:
9780143118824
ISBN:
014311882X
Edition:
Reprint
Author:
Deborah Blum
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Publication Date:
2011-01-25
Binding:
Paperback
Item Weight:
0.6 pounds
Item Size:
0.71 x 8.38 x 5.47 inches
Package Weight:
0.65 pounds
Package Size:
5.43 x 0.79 x 8.27 inches

 


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