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Political Corruption in America: An Encyclopedia of Scandals, Power & Greed


Highlights of this brand new third edition include:

  • 400 A-Z entries, with See Also references that knit together people, cases & crimes throughout the two volumes
  • New entries in this updated edition cover such scandals as ethics violations, mishandling classified documents, campaign finance violations,falsifying election signatures, bribery, perjury, wire fraud, extortion,racketeering, hush money, embezzlement, gun trafficking, and more;
  • Nine helpful Appendices provide important overviews of scandal groups (governors, senators, procedural rules, and more)
  • A full range of Graphics, including political cartoons, photos, along with graphs and tables provide more contex
  • A comprehensive, in-depth Historical Chronology of major political scandals in US history, from colonial times to the present
  • Expanded Primary Documents section provides important and immediate resources for researchers; and
  • An annotated Bibliography & Suggested Readings round out the rich resources available in these two volumes

Students, scholars, and other readers interested in American history, political science, and ethics will appreciate this survey of a wide range of corrupting influences. This title focuses on how politicians from all parties have fallen because of their greed and hubris, and how society has used electoral and judicial means against those who tested the accepted standards of political conduct.

An important look at how our political system developed and changed and the forces that compelled these changes. With its comprehensive coverage of this interesting topic, this new edition of Political Corruption in America: An Encyclopedia of Scandals, Power, and Greed will prove to be a useful addition to the reference collections of all public libraries, university libraries, history collections, political science collections and high schools


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