Product Description: A collection of entertaining and cautionary tales of political missteps in American history, from the birth of the nation through the present day. Just in time for the presidential election of 2016 comes Political Suicide, a history of the best and most interesting missteps, peccadilloes, bad calls, back room hijinks, sordid pasts, rotten breaks, and just plain dumb mistakes in the annals of American politics...read more
9781605989785 | Pegasus Books, April 25, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A collection of entertaining and cautionary tales of political missteps in American history, from the birth of the nation through the present day.
9781137460752 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 6, 2014, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: This book analyzes the US army's use of the 'water cure' torture in the Philippine War and the ensuing political scandal that resulted.
Product Description: Sports are inspiring and uplifting. They can also bring out some of the worst characteristics in human nature: narcissism, prejudice, greed. This book looks at the major sports scandals in modern American history, from the Black Sox fix of 1919 to the current concussion crisis in the NFL...read more
Product Description: This volume looks at headline-grabbing scandals involving American religious figures from the 19th century to the present, showing how the media and society in general reacted to these controversies.• Includes a chronology of major religious scandals throughout American history• Offers a complete bibliography at the end of the book, as well as "For Further Reading" sections at the end of each chapter, pointing the way to additional print and online source...read more
9780313346880 | Greenwood Pub Group, September 3, 2009, cover price $61.00 | About this edition: This volume looks at headline-grabbing scandals involving American religious figures from the 19th century to the present, showing how the media and society in general reacted to these controversies.
Product Description: Liz Smith says it best in her advance praise: "SEX, SCANDAL and sensationalism. Libel suits and humiliations. Idols with feet of clay. Think it's anything new? Not at all. Slip into the compulsively lurid and exhaustively researched pages of 'Mr...read more
Product Description: We take reputations for granted. Believing in the bad and the good natures of our notorious or illustrious forebears is part of our shared national heritage. Yet we are largely ignorant of how such reputations came to be, who was instrumental in creating them, and why...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
9780848711146 | Oxmoor House, March 1, 1992, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Looks at celebrities who have made the news during 1991, and includes movie stars, politicians, writers, entrepreneurs, and criminals
9780312039288 | St Martins Pr, January 1, 1990, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: Gathers gossip, celebrity quotes, and anecdotes about criminals, politicians, accident victims, government waste and lawsuits
9780770110536 | Paperjacks, December 1, 1988, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: Gathers gossip, celebrity quotations, and anecdotes about criminals, politicians, accident victims, government waste, and lawsuits
9780345353818 | Reissue edition (Ballantine Books, July 1, 1988), cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Examines American political scandals, including corruption, extramarital affairs, abuses of power, and personal errors in judgement