401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
Education: 1963 Grinnell College, B.A.
1965 Brandeis University, M.A.
1968 Brandeis University, Ph.D.
Courses Taught: History of the Middle Ages
The Second World War
Narcotic Drugs in Modern Society
Professional and Community Activities: Dr. Parssinen has published Secret Passions, Secret Remedies: Narcotic Drugs and British Society, 1820-1930, and Webs of Smoke: Smugglers, Warlords, Spies and the History of the International Drug Trade. Using memoirs and recently discovered documents, Dr. Parssinen has published the first-ever book on the little-known plot that collapsed following the Munich conference of 1938: The Oster Conspiracy of 1938: The Unknown Story of the Military Plot to Kill Hitler and Avert World War II.