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Killing Them Softly: A History Of Poison

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Russia and North Korea have each been accused in recent years of poisoning people deemed enemies of the state. Eleanor Herman joins us to talk about how the practice dates back centuries and has been used by nations all over the world. Her new book is called “The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul” (St. Martin’s Press).