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

“It is a sobering fact of political life that there is a justification for a third edition of this two-volume reference work in less than 15 years. The preface to the first edition in 2003 made the reasonable claim that this was the first reference work on the pervasiveness of corruption in American politics. A second edition followed in 2008 with dozens of new entries on scandals and scoundrels of all sorts. And now this third edition appears with 51 additional entries and other features of interest. All of the entries were written by Mark Grossman, who has produced many other works on a range of historical, legal, and environmental topics. In addition to biographical and topical entries, the book also includes documents from the early 19th century to the Russian hacking scandal of 2017, seven specialized appendixes, and an updated bibliography. This work is recommended for libraries that do no not have previous editions, and for those libraries that have substantial collections of political materials. Given the current political climate, it is likely that the author is already at work on a fourth edition.
Summing Up: Highlight recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty.”

“Highly recommended for reference collections in public libraries, university libraries, history collections, political collections, and high schools.”
- Library Journal

"...the bibliography at the end of each entry often includes detailed listings of primary and secondary sources. Kudos to the author for writing such an exemplary reference work."
- American Reference Books Annual

"...this encyclopedia is a useful contribution to the field. Highly recommended."

"Political Corruption should be useful in most academic, high school, and public libraries."
– Booklist

“This work is recommended for all political science collections.”