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

Washington left a legacy in his garden

Washington left a legacy in his garden

“The General in the Garden” chronicles the president’s green thumb.

‘Black Chalk’ review: A school game turns deadly

‘Black Chalk’ review: A school game turns deadly

In Christopher J. Yates’s new novel, college friends dare each other to confront their fears.

‘Brian De Palma’s Split-Screen’ review: A long-awaited reassessment

‘Brian De Palma’s Split-Screen’ review: A long-awaited reassessment

Douglas Keesey traces the great filmmaker’s life through 29 movies.

How to win baseball games without sabermetrics

How to win baseball games without sabermetrics

Lonnie Wheeler explores of impact of less quantifiable baseball qualities such as pluck and team spirit.