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!!> Reading ➷ The Poisoners Handbook ➯ Author Deborah Blum – Eiyo.us

The Poisoners Handbook Equal Parts True Crime, Twentieth Century History, And Science Thriller, The Poisoner S Handbook Is A Vicious, Page Turning Story That Reads 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.

!!> Reading ➷ The Poisoners Handbook  ➯ Author Deborah Blum – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 319 pages
  • The Poisoners Handbook
  • Deborah Blum
  • English
  • 10 May 2017
  • 014311882X

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➷ The Poisoners Handbook ➯ Author Deborah Blum – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    I don t know why publishers feel the need to put huge subtitles on non fiction books Take The Poisoner s Handbook, for example To me, that s a great title that would probably intrigue most potential readers But the full title is The Poisoner s Handbook Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York While accurate, it doesn t exactly roll off the tongue, does it Think about The Devil and the White City Even if you knew not...


  2. says:

    Please note this book is not actually helpful if you were looking for tips on how to poison someone unless you are the U.S government, in which case there are notes scattered throughout on how to poison industrial alcohols.I wanted to like this book I wanted to rate it higher I m not quite sure what I expected, but I don t think it was this mix of science journalism, novel and research notes I m a biology nerd who enjoys science writing and have two years of chemistry under my belt inclu Please note this book is not actually helpful if you were looking for tips on how to poison someone unless you are the U.S government, in which case there are notes scattered throughout on how to poison industrial alcohols.I wanted to like this book I wanted to rate it higher I m not quite sure what I expected, but I don t think it was this mix of science journalism, novel and research notes I m a biology nerd who enjoys science writing and have two years of chemistry under my belt including organic, which was the most effort I ve put into a college class ever so this should have been like serving truffles to a chocoholic who, ...


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    Mercury Rising One Reviewer s Feverish Reaction to Annoying Trends in Non fiction Book TitlesThrough our secret researches, we were able to discover some of the rejected titles for this book Heavy Metal Madness A Stroll Through Some of the More Insalubrious Back Alleys of the Periodic TableCSI Manhattan Murder and Retribution in the Jazz AgeWhere s Fido Estimation of the Median Lethal Dose for Some Common Neurotoxins Under Severe Budgetary ConstraintsMoonshine and Giblets Prohibition Mercury Rising One Reviewer s Feverish Reaction to Annoying Trends in Non fiction Book TitlesThrough our secret researches, we were able to discover some of the rejected titles for this book Heavy Metal Madn...


  4. says:

    Wow I picked this up as an impulse buy, thinking my sister who loves all things Jazz Age would want to borrow steal it later Now that I ve read it, she can t have it it s mine Science History Prohibition Murder Accidental deaths due to the utter lack of regulation of drugs, household chemicals, and cosmetics The book has an interestingly layered organization Each chapter is titled for the poison chemical whose investigation is woven the most centrally through that section however, th Wow I picked this up as an impulse buy, thinking my sist...


  5. says:

    Yes, it s a 4 star read and I didn t finish it I own it The fault is mine, in that I am truly not a reader dedicated to reading non fiction works start to finish Blum s book is fantastic both entertaining and fact filled, and can be approached as a collection of short stories That makes it easy for readers like me to feel no guilt if they put it down and don t pick it up again for several months It also means that readers whose attention span exceeds mine the vast majority of the educate Yes, it s a 4 star read and I didn t finish it I own it The fault is mine, in that I am truly not a reader dedicated to reading non fiction works start to finish Blum s book is fantastic both entertaining and fact filled, and can be approached as a collection of short stories That makes it easy for readers like me to feel no guilt if th...


  6. says:

    This book is mainly about two men Charles Norris, the chief medical examiner of New York City, and Alexander Gettler, the chief toxicologist These two learned, fiercely dedicated men fought city hall and the establishment, in bringing forensic medicine into the twentieth century, and to bring respect to the profession that it deserved Basically, the book is a coll...


  7. says:

    Where I got the book purchased at Borders ALAS POOR BORDERS.This short 278 pages of text nonfic covers the development of forensic toxicology in New York from 1915 to 1936 with a little look before and after against the background of Prohibition, which led to an epidemic of self poisoning as people drank, seriously, ANYTHING because they couldn t get regular alcohol I had no idea it was that bad, or t...


  8. says:

    I was really excited for this book and I was a little let down It was very interesting, but so dry in parts that I had to set it down The story was broke up in strange chunks with the ongoing problems of prohibition running throughout There was...


  9. says:

    Though the author s intent is clearly to argue against prohibition in the US, the main take away for me is that people are IDIOTS and love filling their bodies with things they know are poisonous and will kill them It s a wonder to me that, in an age so obsessed with eugenics an age in which Margaret Sanger founded her Planned Parenthood with the dream of purging the US of mental defectives and minorities an age in which G.K Chesterton actually had to write a Christian tract AGAINST euge Though the author s intent is clearly to argue against prohibition in the US, the main take away for me is that people are IDIOTS and love filling their bodies with things they know are poisonous and will kill them It s a wonder to me that, in an age so obsessed with eugenics an age in which Margaret Sanger founded her Planned Parenthood with the dream of purging the US of mental defectives and minorities an age in which G.K Chesterton actually had to write a Christian tract AGAINST euge...


  10. says:

    While this book is ostensibly about poisons, it is also very much the story of the development of forensic toxicology and its pioneers Charles Norris and Alexander Gettler In a time when cause of death was often determined by a politically appointed coroner with little or no medical or scientific training, the appointment of Norris as Chief Medical Examiner of the city of New York was a game changer Norris, along with his chief toxicologist Gettler, would introduce scientific methods into dete While this book is ostensibly about poisons, it is als...

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