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

‘Every Night I Dream of Hell’ takes us deep inside a hit man’s life

Malcolm Mackay’s crime novel shows us a world where paranoia is a way of life.

‘The Kinks: A Thoroughly English Phenomenon’ — but a worldwide influence

Carey Fleiner’s essays cover all aspects of the band, from their marketing to their humor.

Tough questions the nation faced after the Spanish-American War

Tough questions the nation faced after the Spanish-American War

Stephen Kinzer explores what happend when the United States gained colonies.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s war experiences inspire his grandson’s novel, ‘No Man’s Land’

A sprawling tale of a young man’s life in England before and after World War I.