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    • The Poison Squad

    • One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
    • By: Deborah Blum
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    By the end of 19th century, food manufacturers had rushed to embrace the rise of industrial chemistry and were knowingly selling harmful products. Unchecked by government regulation, basic safety, or even labelling requirements, they put profit before health. Then, In 1883, Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, a chemistry professor from Purdue University, was named chief chemist of the agriculture department, and the agency began methodically investigating food and drink fraud, even conducting shocking human tests on groups of young men who came to be known as, "The Poison Squad".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you eat you must read this book!

    • By Jerry on 11-27-18
    • One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
    • By: Deborah Blum
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 09-25-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 80 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Poisoner's Handbook

    • Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
    • By: Deborah Blum
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,083
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,533
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522

    In The Poisoner's Handbook, Blum draws from highly original research to track the fascinating, perilous days when a pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • CSI eat your heart out

    • By Aaron - Audible on 10-12-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Angel Killer

    • A True Story of Cannibalism, Crime Fighting, and Insanity in New York City
    • By: Deborah Blum
    • Narrated by: Deborah Blum
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In the mid-1920s, young children began to vanish from neighborhoods around New York City. It took the police a decade to find their abductor, an unassuming 64-year-old handyman named Albert Fish. Fish had committed crimes of unspeakable horror: He had not only abducted and murdered the children, but also tortured and, in some cases, eaten them. During Fish's trial, some of the country's most prominent psychiatrists debated the exact nature of Fish's crimes. Was he evil or insane? Who had the power to determine where one ended and the other began?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By LuLu on 03-08-17
    • A True Story of Cannibalism, Crime Fighting, and Insanity in New York City
    • By: Deborah Blum
    • Narrated by: Deborah Blum
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Release date: 12-18-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95