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

Book Review: ‘Tinseltown’ by William J. Mann

Book Review: ‘Tinseltown’ by William J. Mann

New clues — and new theories — in a long unsolved Hollywood murder mystery.

‘Retronaut: Photographic Time Machine,’ by Chris Wild

‘Retronaut: Photographic Time Machine,’ by Chris Wild

Eye-popping paintings and photographs of the past like you’ve never seen before.

Yucking it up with Whitman and Twain

Yucking it up with Whitman and Twain

Justin Martin captures the fun at a good-time New York saloon where 19th century wits congregated.

‘Wide Awake in Slumberland,’ by Katherine Roeder

‘Wide Awake in Slumberland,’ by Katherine Roeder

‘Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay’