Jesse Jackson Jr.: From Promise to Scandal-the Journey of a Chicago Political Scion

Jesse Jackson Jr.: From Promise to Scandal-the Journey of a Chicago Political Scion

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by Chicago Tribune Staff
     
 
For the past 25 years, it seemed like little could impede the quickly accelerating political career of Jesse Jackson Jr., the U.S. Representative for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District and son of iconic civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson. But in just a few short months, the once-promising career of Jesse Jackson Jr. has unraveled amidst investigations by

Overview

For the past 25 years, it seemed like little could impede the quickly accelerating political career of Jesse Jackson Jr., the U.S. Representative for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District and son of iconic civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson. But in just a few short months, the once-promising career of Jesse Jackson Jr. has unraveled amidst investigations by the House ethics committee, speculation about an alleged attempt to buy Barack Obama's Senate seat from Rod Blagojevich, his mysterious medical leave that ultimately revealed his bipolar disorder to the public, and his recent resignation from Congress.

Jesse Jackson Jr. is a collection of the most captivating and revealing articles from the past 25 years of award-winning Chicago Tribune political reporting. With fascinating background on Reverend Jackson and his up-and-down relationship with his son, this book delves the professional and personal lives of Jesse Jackson Jr. It is a straightforward, comprehensive portrait of his many successes and the shocking particulars of his recent scandals.

This book captures and contextualizes Jackson's impressive political career while serving as the best resource for investigative reporting on his ongoing legal, ethical, and health issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572844346
Publisher:
Agate Digital
Publication date:
12/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
1,111,348
File size:
868 KB

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Chicago Tribune Staff: The Chicago Tribune, founded in 1847, is the flagship newspaper of the Tribune Company. Its staff comprises dedicated, award-winning journalists who have authored many bestselling books.

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Jesse Jackson Jr.: From Promise to Scandal-the Journey of a Chicago Political Scion 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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A fasonating story on the hardship of life litiral rags to riches it shows you what it is to work hard and you will be rewarded very good book.