Dennis Drabelle

Dennis Drabelle came to The Post in 1984, after working as a government lawyer, mostly for the Interior Department, where his subject areas were national parks and endangered wildlife. A native of St. Louis, he is a graduate of St. Louis University and the University of Pennsylvania. His books include “Mile-High Fever,” a history of the Comstock Lode silver rush and the forthcoming “Taming the Octopus: How Two Great American Writers Took on a Notorious Monopoly.”

Latest by Dennis Drabelle

In search of an elusive wildlife creature

In search of an elusive wildlife creature

William deBuys tracks a mysterious, forest-dwelling creature and gets a sad lesson in wildlife poaching.

The story of the final — and unfinished — work of Orson Welles

The story of the final — and unfinished — work of Orson Welles

Josh Karp’s “Orson Welles’s Last Movie” chronicles the Hollywood great’s ill-fated, still-hoped-for project

Paula Hawkins’s ‘Girl on the Train,’ Harriet Lane’s ‘Her’

Paula Hawkins’s ‘Girl on the Train,’ Harriet Lane’s ‘Her’

Two great mysteries about women who meddle.

A whole new look at the National Cathedral

A whole new look at the National Cathedral

A blacksmith’s tour of a Washington icon in ‘Beauty in the Shadows’