Cover photo of The Poison Squad.

2019-2020 Go Big Read: The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

The dramatic true story of the fight for food safety in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, led by the inimitable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank
University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank is pictured outside Bascom Hall on July 30, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Press Release

Read Chancellor Blank’s Press Release about the book: Food safety subject of Go Big Read book

An Evening with Deborah Blum – Keynote Address
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Memorial Union Theater – Shannon Hall
Archived Video of Keynote Event

Book Resources

Author & Book Info

Book Discussion Toolkit (developed by Go Big Read program)

Go Big Read Marketing Toolkit

Reading Guide and Discussion Questions for The Poison Squad (developed by Go Big Read program)

The Poison Squad Themes (developed by Go Big Read program)

The Poison Squad Research Guide (developed by Go Big Read program)

The New York Times Book Review