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

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’

‘Why Homer Matters,’ by Adam Nicholson

Today’s readers of Homer join a chain of inspiration that goes back to about 700 B.C.

Controversy over an offending film

Controversy over an offending film

Dick Lehr explores the emergence of D.W. Griffith, his epic film and the racial debate the work inspired.