Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Washington, D.C., History

Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Washington, D.C., History

by Emilee Hines
     
 

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A delightfully wicked look at the badly behaved characters who shaped the history of America and its capital through their deeds and misdeeds Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Washington, D.C., History features seventeen short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the

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A delightfully wicked look at the badly behaved characters who shaped the history of America and its capital through their deeds and misdeeds Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Washington, D.C., History features seventeen short profiles of notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief, visionary if misunderstood thinkers, and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the nation's capital. Emilee Hines reveals the dark side of some well-known and even revered characters from America's past—both part-time Jerks and others who wereJerks through and through. They include:• Aaron Burr, the second Vice President, who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel• Thomas Jefferson, our esteemed third President—and a first-class hypocrite• John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln's assassin• Congressman Preston Brooks, who caned Senator Charles Sumner in the Senate Chamber• Congressman William C. Breckinridge, who had an adulterous affair with a teenage girl• Joseph McCarthy, the man behind the term "McCarthyism"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762760336
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Histo Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Emilee Hines, a native Virginian, is the author of three previous books for Globe Pequot Press: It Happened In Virginia, More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Virginia Women, and Virginia: Mapping the Old Dominion State through History.

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