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Eleanor Herman

Sigrid Estrada

Eleanor Herman is the author of "Sex with Kings," "Sex with the Queen" and several other works of popular history. In her new book "The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul," Eleanor Herman combines her unique access to royal archives with cutting-edge forensic discoveries to tell the true story of Europe’s glittering palaces: one of medical bafflement, poisonous cosmetics, ever-present excrement, festering natural illness and, sometimes, murder.

She has hosted Lost Worlds for The History Channel, The Madness of Henry VIII for the National Geographic Channel, and is now filming her second season of America: Fact vs. Fiction for The American Heroes Channel. Herman, who happily dresses in Renaissance gowns, lives with her husband, their black lab and her four very dignified cats in McLean, VA.

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The Royal Art of Poison:Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul
Science / Medicine / Technology
St. Martin's Press
June 2018
ISBN 9781250140869
Hardcover, 320 pages
$27.99, INSTOCK
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Aja Raden, author of Stoned: "Herman has a delightful appreciation for all things beautiful and terrible. More/less

King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
February 2013
ISBN 9780307742810
368 pages
$15.00, INSTOCK
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Documents the story of how an American secretary was declared the monarch of a small fishing village on Ghana's central coast, recounting the challenges she faced in improving local circumstances, providing education and countering regional corruption. More/less

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