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Telling Epic Histories

Two historians talk about the gritty details of telling history dramatically from the histories of poison to the Spanish roots of the United States.

Carrie Gibson

Carrie Gibson is the author of "El Norte: The Epic Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America" and the acclaimed "Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean From Columbus to the Present Day." She received a Ph....

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Eleanor Herman

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....

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