Holly Tucker
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Holly Tucker

Holly Tucker lives between the United States and France. She teaches French history and culture at Vanderbilt University (Nashville). "Blood Work" was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist and was named among the best books of the year by the Times Literary Supplement and the Seattle Times. She is Editor-in-Chief of the history website, Wonders & Marvels. (photo @Kimberly Wylie)

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    • City of Light, City of Poison

    • Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
    • By: Holly Tucker
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Appointed to conquer the "crime capital of the world", the first police chief of Paris faces an epidemic of murder in the late 1600s....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great historic non-fiction

    • By Josette Luvmour on 07-01-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Blood Work

    • A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution
    • By: Holly Tucker
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
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    In December 1667, maverickphysician Jean Denis transfused calf’s blood into one of Paris’s most notoriousmadmen. Days later, the madman was dead and Denis was framed for murder. Ariveting expos of the fierce debates, deadly politics, and cutthroat rivalriesbehind the first transfusion experiments, Blood Work takes us from dissection rooms in palaces to thestreets of Paris, providing an unforgettable portrait of an era that wrestledwith the same questions about morality and experimentation that haunt medicalscience today.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sounds like text-to-speech not narration

    • By Chelsey on 07-22-13
    • A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution
    • By: Holly Tucker
    • Narrated by: Julia Farhat
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 05-28-13
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 66 ratings

    Regular price: $41.99

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