Star Spangled Scandal by Chris DeRose

Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America by Chris DeRose
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Overview: The year is 1859 and Congressman Daniel Sickles and his beautiful wife Teresa are the toast of Washington, D.C. society. President James Buchanan is godfather to their daughter. Philip Barton Key, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia (and the son of Francis Scott Key), is one of the couple’s closest friends-so close, in fact, that he often escortes the beautiful Mrs. Sickles to social events when the congressman is too busy.

Revelers in D.C. are accustomed to the sight of the congressman’s wife with the tall, Apollo-like Philip Barton Key, who is considered "the handsomest man in all Washington society. foremost among the popular men of the capital." Then one day Congressman Daniel Sickles receives an anonymous note about his wife and Key, setting into motion a tragic course of events that culminates in a bloody confrontation in the street that leaves one man dead and the other charged with murder. This is the riveting true story of the murder and historic trial that shocked 19th century America, now brought to vivid life by historian Chris DeRose with the help of Mrs. Sickles’ writings and other primary sources.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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The Scandal of Money by George Gilder

The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does by George Gilder
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Overview: Why do conservatives have such a hard time winning the economic debate in the court of public opinion? Simple, George Gilder says: Conservatives misunderstand economics almost as badly as liberals do. Republicans have been running on tax cut proposals since the era of Harding and Coolidge without seriously addressing the key problems of a global economy in decline. Enough is enough. Gilder, author of the New York Times bestseller Wealth and Poverty, proposes a completely new framework for understanding economic growth that will replace failed twentieth-century conservative economics and turn the economic debate-and the country-around.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Sex Trafficking, Scandal, Journalism by Gretchen Soderlund

Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, 1885-1917 by Gretchen Soderlund
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Overview: In Sex Trafficking, Scandal, and the Transformation of Journalism, Gretchen Soderlund offers a new way to understand sensationalism in both newspapers and reform movements. By tracing the history of high-profile print exposés on sex trafficking by journalists like William T. Stead and George Kibbe Turner, Soderlund demonstrates how controversies over gender, race, and sexuality were central to the shift from sensationalism to objectivity-and crucial to the development of journalism in the early twentieth century.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Kant and the Scandal of Philosophy by Luigi Caranti

Kant and the Scandal of Philosophy: The Kantian Critique of Cartesian Scepticism by Luigi Caranti
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Overview: Kant considered it to be scandalous that philosophy still had not found a rational proof of the existence of the external world during his time. Arguably, the scandal continues today because scepticism remains a widely debated and extremely divisive issue among contemporary thinkers. Although scholars have devoted considerable attention to Kant’s arguments against Cartesian scepticism, the literature still presents gaps and inaccuracies that obscure a full understanding of this issue and its significance for contemporary philosophy. In Kant and the Scandal of Philosophy, Luigi Caranti corrects this omission, providing a thorough historical analysis of Kant’s anti-sceptical arguments from the pre-critical period up to the ‘Reflexionen zum Idealismus’ (1788-93).

Caranti demonstrates how reconstructing Kant’s critique of scepticism is crucial for understanding the origin of his philosophy and for avoiding serious mistakes that still serve as obstacles to the proper understanding of the Critique of Pure Reason. In particular, Caranti shows how the sceptical challenge leads Kant to the critical stage of his thought. Moreover, this study responds to recent criticism of transcendental idealism, showing how it can serve as the main premise of a powerful anti-sceptical argument whose main structure is suggested by Kant in the 1781 Fourth Paralogism. Erudite and engaging, Kant and the Scandal of Philosophy fills an important void in the literature and breathes new life into this field of inquiry.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Scandal in a Digital Age by Hinda Mandell, Gina Masullo Chen

Scandal in a Digital Age by Hinda Mandell, Gina Masullo Chen
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Overview: This book explores the way today’s interconnected and digitized world-marked by social media, over-sharing, and blurred lines between public and private spheres-shapes the nature and fallout of scandal in a frenzied media environment. Today’s digitized world has erased the former distinction between the public and private self in the social sphere. Scandal in a Digital Age marries scholarly research on scandal with journalistic critique to explore how our Internet culture driven by (over)sharing and viral, visual content impacts the occurrence of scandal and its rapid spread online through retweets and reposts. No longer are examples of scandalous behavior “merely” reported in the news. Today, news consumers can see the visual evidence of salacious behavior whether through an illicit tweet or video with a simple click. And we can’t help but click.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Social Sciences

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Scandal, Social Policy and Social Welfare by Ian Butler+

Scandal, social policy and social welfare (Revised Second Edition) by Ian Butler,Mark Drakeford
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Overview: Scandals do not just happen. They are made. They are constructed out of such everyday tragedies as the small carelessnesses and institutional brutality of the long stay hospital, the abuse of children or the violent deaths of innocent bystanders. This book, by examining the landmark scandals of the post-war period, including more recent ones, such as the Victoria Climbie Inquiry, reveals how scandals are generated, to what purposes they are used and whose interests they are made to serve.In particular, it examines the role of the public inquiry, an increasingly familiar policy device, in the process whereby the ‘story’ of a particular scandal is told and its meaning fixed. Using transcripts, press coverage, materials from the Public Record Office and other contemporary sources each of the scandals described in the book is located in its own historical and policy context in order to explore the complex cause and effect relationship between public policy and scandal.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Social Sciences

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The Scandal of the Century by Gabriel García Márquez

The Scandal of the Century: And Other Writings by Gabriel García Márquez
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Overview: "The articles and columns in The Scandal of the Century demonstrate that his forthright, lightly ironical voice just seemed to be there, right from the start. . . . He’s among those rare great fiction writers whose ancillary work is almost always worth finding. . . . He had a way of connecting the souls in all his writing, fiction and nonfiction, to the melancholy static of the universe." -Dwight Garner, The New York Times

From one of the titans of twentieth-century literature, collected here for the first time: a selection of his journalism from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s-work that he considered even more important to his legacy than his universally acclaimed works of fiction.

"I don’t want to be remembered for One Hundred Years of Solitude or for the Nobel Prize but rather for my journalism," Gabriel García Márquez said in the final years of his life. And while some of his journalistic writings have been made available over the years, this is the first volume to gather a representative selection from across the first four decades of his career-years during which he worked as a full-time, often muckraking, and controversial journalist, even as he penned the fiction that would bring him the Nobel Prize in 1982. Here are the first pieces he wrote while working for newspapers in the coastal Colombian cities of Cartagena and Barranquilla . . . his longer, more fictionlike reportage from Paris and Rome . . . his monthly columns for Spain’s El País. And while all the work points in style, wit, depth, and passion to his fiction, these fifty pieces are, more than anything, a revelation of the writer working at the profession he believed to be "the best in the world."
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Scandal within the Parish via Karen E. Carter

Scandal within the Parish: Priests and Parishioners Behaving Badly in Eighteenth-Century France (McGill-Queen’s Studies within the History of Religion) via Karen E. Carter
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Overview: In 1770, the priest Nicolas Vernier used to be accused of neglecting church products and services, irrelevant behaviour within the confessional, monetary improprieties, and affairs with the village schoolmistresses. In a contentious church courtroom case, parishioners described all in their priest’s wrongdoings, and in flip, he detailed a lot of theirs. Ultimately, Vernier completed his occupation as a cathedral canon in some other diocese. Scandal within the Parish recounts Vernier’s tale and plenty of equivalent eighteenth-century circumstances.

In interesting element that unearths very important aspects of rural faith all the way through the Catholic Reformation duration, Karen Carter considers French lay other people’s courting with their parish curé, who ruled and influenced such a lot in their non secular observe. Although the priest’s position as purveyor of God’s grace throughout the sacraments used to be safe so long as he carried out his tasks correctly, monks who had been not able to navigate the pressures and top expectancies placed on them via their superiors and parishioners risked damaged relationships, public disturbances of the peace, or even prosecution. These scandals, Carter demonstrates, let us know a lot about rural parish existence, the processes of negotiation and lodging between curés and their parishioners, and ongoing non secular reforms and enforcement during the eighteenth century. An attractive project into the arena of the parish that highlights the centrality of the priest-parishioner courting, Scandal within the Parish unearths the attitudes and practices of odd individuals who had been lively brokers of their non secular and non secular lives.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Secrets, Sex and Spectacle: The Rules of Scandal in Japan and the United States

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Scandal and Religious Identity in Stuart England by Peter Lake

Scandal and Religious Identity in Early Stuart England: A Northamptonshire Maid’s Tragedy (Studies in Modern British Religious History) by Peter Lake , Isaac Stephens
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Overview: This book starts with an extraordinary event and document. The event is the trial and execution for infanticide of a puritan minister, John Barker, along with his wife’s niece and their maid, in Northampton in 1637; the document, what appears to be a virtual transcript of Barker’s last speech on the gallows. His downfall soon became polemical fodder in scribal publications, with Puritans circulating defences of Barker and anti-Calvinists producing a Laudian condemnation of the minister. Scandal and Religious Identity in Early Stuart England uses Barker’s crime and fate as a window on the religious world of early modern England. It is based upon an extraordinary deposit of manuscript and printed sources, all produced between 1637 and 1640 by people living in close proximity to one another and all of whom knew one another, either as friends or more often as enemies. Marshalling evidence from public polemical sources and from almost entirely private ones – a diary, private letters and a spiritual autobiography – the book is able to examine the same events and persons, and beliefs and practices, from multiple perspectives: the micro and the macro, the personal and the political, and the affective and the doctrinal. Throughout, we meet a range of very different people putting various bodies of religious theory into practice, connecting the most local and particular of events and rivalries to the great issues of the day and responding, in certain cases, to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and the temptations of the devil. This approach enables a whole series of generalisations to be explored: about the relation between politics and religion, devotion and polemic, puritans and their enemies, local and national affairs; between rumour, manuscript and print; and, finally, about gender hierarchy and the social roles of men and women. The result is an extraordinarily detailed and intimate portrait of the religio- political scene in an English county on the eve of civil war. PETER LAKE is Distinguished University Professor of early modern English history at Vanderbilt. He is the author of several studies of English religion, culture and politics in the Elizabethan and early Stuart periods. ISAAC STEPHENS is Assistant Professor of History at Saginaw Valley State University and has published on early modern marriage, religion, and life-writing.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Great Britain > England

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A Scandal in Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle

A Scandal in Bohemia by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Overview: "A Scandal in Bohemia" is the primary quick story, third general work that includes Doyle’s fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.

Dr. Watson recounts {that a} masked customer to Baker Road is rapidly deduced to be the hereditary King of Bohemia. The King is to grow to be engaged to a younger Scandinavian princess. Nonetheless, 5 years earlier than, he had a liaison with American opera singer, Irene Adler. Fearful that the wedding can be referred to as off, he had sought to regain letters and {a photograph} of Adler and himself collectively.

The following journey includes disguise, subterfuge and Holmes’ legendary powers of deduction. The story is notable for introducing the character of Adler, usually a romantic curiosity for Holmes in later by-product works.
Style: Audiobooks > Fiction Mysteries & Thrillers

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Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers #4) by Lisa Kleypas

Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers #4) by Lisa Kleypas
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Overview: After spending three London seasons searching for a husband, Daisy Bowman’s father has told her in no uncertain terms that she must find a husband. Now. And if Daisy can’t snare an appropriate suitor, she will marry the man he chooses – the ruthless and aloof Matthew Swift.

Daisy is horrified. A Bowman never admits defeat, and she decides to do whatever it takes to marry someone.anyone.other than Matthew. But she doesn’t count on Matthew’s unexpected charm.or the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond both their control. And Daisy discovers that the man she has always hated just might turn out to be the man of her dreams.

But right at the moment of sweet surrender, a scandalous secret is that could destroy both Matthew and a love more passionate and irresistible than Daisy’s wildest fantasies.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, Historical

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Julia London – A Courtesan’s Scandal

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Julia London – The Book of Scandal

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