The Almanac of Political Corruption, Scandals and Dirty Politics

Kim Long

Watergate. Billygate. Iran-Contra. Teapot Dome. Monica Lewinsky.American historical past is marked by way of era-defining misdeeds, indiscretions, and the type of tabloid-ready scandals that politicians appear to do greater than someone else. Now, for the 1st time, one quantity brings jointly three hundred years of political wrongdoing in an illustrated historical past of politicians long gone wild—proving that today’s scoundrels aren’t the 1st, worst, and without doubt won’t be the last….

From excessive crimes to misdemeanors to moments of licentiousness and larceny, this special compendium captures in whole, colourful element the foibles, failings, peccadilloes, soiled methods, and marvelous errors dedicated via politicians behaving badly. Amid tales of brawlers, plagiarists, sexual predators, tax evaders, and the briefly insane, this almanac tells all about:

•The simply (so far!) president to be arrested whereas in place of work: Ulysses S. furnish, who used to be allegedly issued a price tag for racing his horse and buggy throughout the streets of Washington, D.C.

•The former New Jersey nation senator David J. Friedland, who disappeared in the course of a scuba diving coincidence in 1985. It seems he staged the twist of fate and served 9 years in legal after being captured within the Maldives.

•Tape-recorded directions from intellectual president Franklin Delano Roosevelt on how his employees should still perform a few low-down political tricks

•The strange tale of U.S. congressman Robert Potter, who castrated males he suspected of getting affairs along with his spouse. Potter gained election to the kingdom apartment whereas in jail—but was once kicked out for dishonest at cards.

•Texas congressman Henry Barbosa Gonzalez: he was once charged with attack in 1986 after he shoved and hit a guy who referred to as him a communist. Gonzalez used to be seventy years outdated on the time.

At as soon as surprising and hilariously humorous, here’s a publication that exposes the historical past of yankee politics, warts and all—and makes for hours of jaw-dropping, attention-grabbing, illuminating interpreting.

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