A Warning to Knock-Out Men

In 1900, chloral hydrate poisoning was becoming endemic in large cities in the United States. More commonly known at the time by its street name, “knockout drops”, the drug was generally used to facilitate date rape. Unsuspecting women who visited saloons had to watch their beverages carefully, lest some creep add some knockout drops to their…

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The Poisoned Glass book cover reveal!

There’s a fun video that goes with the cover reveal. For some reason, I’m getting an error when I try to publish it here. You can see it on my LinkedIn page, though. Enjoy! https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6512181195600728064/?commentUrn=urn%3Ali%3Acomment%3A(ugcPost%3A6512151518760828928%2C6512181170636234752)

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A Snapshot in Time (in color!)

Jacob Riis was born in Denmark in 1849, but he became one of the most celebrated American photographers of all time. His starkly beautiful photographs of life in the squalid tenements of New York City, exposed a new world to the upper and middle classes. Even wealthy New Yorkers, who lived just a few blocks…

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