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Adrienne Mayor's "The Poison King" named finalist for National Book Award.

Adrienne Mayor's The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy (Princeton UP) was among five finalists for the 2009 National Book Award for Nonfiction by the National Book Foundation. Winners were announced on November 18th. Click here for an early review of this much-anticipated new book, click here to learn more about it, or here for Adrienne's profile on RedRoom.com.