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Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat
May 1 2013
About the Author - Jeff Benedict is considered one of America's top non-fiction 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, and the Discovery Channel. He is a contributor for Sports Illustrated and The Deseret News and his articles have also 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.
About the Book - "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 Times
In 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. Poisoned draws on access to confidential documents and exclusive interviews with the real-life characters at the center of the drama, including: