Star Spangled Scandal

Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America
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Author(s): Chris DeRose
Original Publish Date: Jun 25, 2019
Product Number: EB00729804
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781621578956
Publisher: Regnery History
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A HISTORY BOOK CLUB BESTSELLER "True crime fans will relish this thoughtful look at a murder and its aftermath that riveted a nation." —Publisher's Weeklybook review "There may be no two more addicting topics to people right now than politics and true crime.Star Spangled Scandaldelves into both of these—with a heavy dose of sex added in." — NPR book review " and sir I do assure you he has as much the use of your wife as you have." — From an anonymous note delivered to Congressman Daniel Sickles on February 24, 1859 It is two years before the Civil War, and Congressman Daniel Sickles and his lovely wife Teresa are popular fixtures in Washington, D.C. society. Their house sits on Lafayette Square across from White House grounds, and the president himself is godfather to the Sickles' six-year-old daughter. Because Congressman Sickles is frequently out of town, he trusts his friend, U.S. Attorney Philip Barton Key—son of Francis Scott Key—to escort the beautiful Mrs. Sickles to parties in his absence. 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 an anonymous note sets into motion a tragic course of events that culminates in a shocking murder in broad daylight in Lafayette Square. This is the riveting true story of the murder and trial that sparked a national debate on madness, male honor, female virtue, fidelity, and the rule of law. Bestselling author Chris DeRose (The Presidents' War) uses diary entries, letters, newspaper accounts, and eyewitness testimonies to bring the characters to thrilling life in this antebellum true crime history.

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CD
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Author(s): Chris DeRose
Narrator(s): Traber Burns
Product Number DD42807
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538495278
eAudio
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Author(s): Chris DeRose
Narrator(s): Traber Burns
Product Number Z100145153
Released: Jun 25, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538495315

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