Poisoned The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat

ISBN-10: 098495435X
ISBN-13: 9780984954353
Edition: N/A
Authors: Jeff Benedict
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: February Books
Publication date: 5/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 301
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

"Your perfect beach book has arrived. With Poisoned, Jeff Benedict manages to deliver the full literary experience of a medico-legal thriller in a work of nonfiction that, fortuitously enough, could not be more relevant to recent headlines." - The New York TimesIn this riveting work of narrative nonfiction, award-winning journalist and best-selling author Jeff Benedict chronicles the events surrounding the biggest food-poisoning epidemic in US history and how this unprecedented crisis sparked public awareness about unsanitary practices in the fast food industry. Poisoneddraws on access to confidential documents and exclusive interviews with the real-life characters at the center of the drama.Jeff Benedict is considered one of America's top nonfiction writers. He is the author of nine books including bestsellers Little Pink House, Without Reservation, and Pros and Cons. His reporting has been the basis of feature segments on 60 Minutes, ABC's 20/20, Dateline NBC, HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, and the Discovery Channel. He is a contributor to Sports Illustratedand the Deseret News, and his articles have been published in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and the Hartford Courant. He has a law degree and is a distinguished professor of English at Southern Virginia University.

Bruce Coville was born in Syracuse, New York, on May 16, 1950. He spent one year at Duke University in North Carolina. Coville started working seriously at becoming a writer when he was seventeen. He was not able to start selling stories right away, so he had many other jobs, including toymaker, gravedigger, cookware salesman, and assembly line worker. Eventually, Coville became an elementary teacher, and worked with second and fourth graders. Coville married Katherine Dietz an artist, and they began trying to create books together. It wasn't until 1977 that they finally sold their first book, The Foolish Giant. They joined together on two other books after that, Sarah's Unicorn and The Monster's Ring, and followed them with Goblins in the Castle, Aliens Ate My Homework, and The World's Worst Fairy Godmother.

Author's Note
Cast of Characters
A Note to Readers
Silent Night
Chomping at the Bit
Something Bad
Proof Positive
We've Got an Issue
Where Did Your Child Eat?
Flying Blind
An Awful Surprise
Expired
It Pays to Be Nice
Tell Me about E. Coli
Testimony
Expert Witnesses
No Miracles or Tragedies
The Awakening
Strings Attached
Nobody Blames You
A Shitload of Money
Pickpocket
Gearing Up
The Devil You Know
Four-Seasons Justice
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
A Total Long Shot
I Don't Mean to Be Impolite
In Your Face
Baby Steps
Just an Associate
It's Personal
Lucky
Fiduciary Matters
You Have to Trust Me
Food-Safety Advocates
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Contempt
Wizards of Oz
The New Normal
The Reckoning
The Suggestion Box
Bingo
Turning Point
The Deposition
What You Need
Unheard-Of
Show Some Brass
Focused and Frightened
The Magnetic Moment
Enough Money to Go Around
It's in Juice, Too
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Source Notes
Index
About the Author

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