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The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Cover of The Poison Squad: One Chem
Deborah Blum

The dramatic true story of the fight for food safety in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, led by the inimitable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley. Detailing the complex interchanges of industry, media, and government regulation with a bracing clarity, The Poison Squad offers a prescient perspective on the enormous social and political challenges we face today. The 2019-2020 UW-Madison Go Big Read selection.