Political Suicide

Political Suicide

Missteps, Peccadilloes, Bad Calls, Backroom Hijinx, Sordid Pasts, Rotten Breaks, and Just Plain Dumb Mistakes in the Annals of American Politics

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"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. They have tweeted their private parts to women they're trying to impress. They have gotten caught on tape doing and saying things they really shouldn't have. They have denied knowing about the underhanded doings of underlings-- only to have a paper trail lead straight back to them. Nowadays, it seems like half of what we hear about politicians isn't about laws or governing, but is instead coverage focused on shenanigans, questionable morals, and scandals too numerous to count. And while we shake our heads in disbelief, we still can't resist poring over the details of these notorious incidents. In Political Suicide, the foibles of our politicians are brought from the tabloid pages to this entertaining-- and cautionary-- tale of American history."--provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016
Edition: First Pegasus Books edition
ISBN: 9781605989785
1605989789
Branch Call Number: 364.1323 MCH
Characteristics: xii, 258 pages ; 22 cm

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cardigramma
May 13, 2016

A very interesting book for political junkies but I thought some of the stories didn't quite fit. Easy to read since each story is just a few pages.

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spikemore
Apr 15, 2017

Political Suicide compiles the stories of some of the many American politicians whose careers have been destroyed by their own greed, rancor, duplicity, bad judgement and what the author refers to as "plain old random nuttiness." It is both informative and entertaining.

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