Poison: A History

Poison: A History

by Jenni Davis

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Overview

Poison: A History is the fascinating story of this dark, deadly, and most secretive of arts, chronicling more than two millennia of famous and infamous poisonings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785835882
Publisher: Book Sales Chartwell
Publication date: 11/16/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 30,083
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Poison in the Ancient World 12

Socrates 14

Cleopatra 20

Locusta, Canidia, and Martina 26

Livia 32

Chapter 2 Cases from Medieval Times and the Renaissance 36

Juan Ponce De Léon 38

Catherine de' Medici 42

Poisoning at the Tudor Court 46

The Borgias 52

Chapter 3 Murder in the 17th and 18th Centuries 58

The Affair Of The Poisons 60

Mary Blandy 66

Marquis de Sade 72

Chapter 4 The Golden Age of Poisoning 78

George Henry Lansom 80

Thomas Cream 84

Marie Lafarge 90

Mary Ann Cotton 96

Audrey Marie Hilley 102

Dr Crippen 108

Rasputin 114

The Philadelphia Poison Ring 120

Nannie Doss 126

Violette Nozière 132

Poisons in Warfare 136

Chapter 5 From Cults to Contemporary Espionage 144

The Rev Jim Jones 146

Georgi Markov 152

Richard Kuklinski 156

The Tokyo Subway Sarin Poisonings 160

Harold Shipman 166

Viktor Yuschenko 172

Alexander Litvinenko 178

Index 184

References 191

Image Credits 192

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