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

Reverence and respect for our sacred lands: the national parks

Reverence and respect for our sacred lands: the national parks

Terry Tempest Williams finds much to appreciate in America’s natural environment

Marlene Dietrich’s extraordinary rise from obscurity to stardom

Marlene Dietrich’s extraordinary rise from obscurity to stardom

C.W. Gortner’s novel follows “The Aloof One” from Berlin to the United States.

‘The Risen,’ an absorbing new historical novel about Spartacus

‘The Risen,’ an absorbing new historical novel about Spartacus

David Anthony Durham brings the ancient slave rebellion to life.

‘Redemption Road’ and the problem of thriller-killers

John Hart’s novel begs the question: How many serial killers can readers swallow?