We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Poison: a History: An Account of the Deadly Art and its Most Infamous Practitioners by Jenni Davis

Poison: A History lifts the lid on 30 notorious cases of poisoning - riveting accounts ranging from Roman poisoning epidemics to the shocking antics of toxic aristocrats in 16th-century Florence and 17th-century Versailles, all the way up to the murder of Alexander Litvinenko by means of a polonium-laced cup of tea in 2006.

Cases of intentional poisoning have likely been occurring since early humans discovered that a sour aftertaste isn't the only consequence of snacking on belladonna. In the twenty-first century, the art of the poisoner remains just as creepy, secret, and horribly fascinating as ever. Poison: A History reveals intriguing insights into the poisonous art, including the psyches of the perpetrators. These richly illustrated stories detail both motive and method, along with body count.

The five chapters in this comprehensive overview of poisoning take us from 399 BCE to the present day, in chronological order: Poison in the Ancient World, Medieval Times and the Renaissance, Mid 17th to 18th centuries: 'The Skills of Witches,' 19th century: The Golden Age of Poisoning, and From Cults to Espionage: the 1970s and Beyond. Plus, Poison: A History includes a timeline on fashions in poison, and a top-20 identifier - to help you steer clear.

Poison: A History is a chilling cabinet of poison sure to inform and fascinate.

Buy Poison: a History: An Account of the Deadly Art and its Most Infamous Practitioners by Jenni Davis from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780785835882
Format: Paperback / softback
(251mm x 194mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Book Sales Inc
Publisher: Book Sales Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2019
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Poison: a History: An Account of the Deadly Art and its Most Infamous Practitioners by Jenni Davis

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Poison: a History: An Account of the Deadly Art and its Most Infamous Practitioners book by Jenni Davis and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.