Dirty Politics - Acorn Public Library

Illinois Political Corruption &
• Barbarians in our Midst: A History of
Chicago Crime and Politics by Virgil Peterson
• Chicago by Gaslight: a History of Chicago's
Netherworld, 1880-1920 by Richard Lindberg
• The Gambler King of Clark Street: Michael
C. McDonald and the Rise of Chicago's
Democratic Machine by Richard Lindberg
• Grafters and Goo Goos: Corruption and
Reform in Chicago, 1833-2003 by James L.
• Golden: How Rod Blagojevich talked
Himself out of the Governor's Office and into
Prison by Jeff Cohen
• Len Small: Governor and Gangsters by Jim
• The Mirage by Zay N. Smith
• One Hundred Percent Guilty: How an
Insider Linked the Deaths of Six Children to
the Politics of Convicted Illinois Governor
George Ryan by Ed Hammer
• Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned
Political Corruption into a National Sideshow
by Elizabeth Brackett
Seedy State Politics (outside IL)
• Boardwalk Empire: the Birth, High Times,
and Corruption of Atlantic City by Nelson
• Boss Tweed: the Rise and Fall of the Corrupt
Pol who Conceived the Soul of Modern New
York by Kenneth D. Ackerman
•The Boys on the Tracks: Death, Denial, and
a Mother's Crusade to Bring Her Son's Killers
to Justice by Mara Leveritt
• The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrorized
and Corrupted Boston for a Quarter Century
by Howie Carr
• The Franklin Scandal: a Story of
Powerbrokers, Child Abuse and Betrayal by
Nick Bryant
• From Bordello to Ballot Box: a First-hand
Account of Legal Prostitution and Political
Corruption: an Autobiography by Jessi
• A Heartbeat Away; the Investigation and
Resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
by Richard M. Cohen
• Praying for Sheetrock: a Work of Nonfiction
by Melissa Fay Green
• The Secrets of the Hopewell Box: Stolen
Elections, Southern Politics, and a City's
Coming of Age by James D. Squires
• White Lies: Rape, Murder, and Justice,
Texas Style by Nick Davies
U.S. Corruption & Misconduct
• American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune,
and the Politics of Deceit in the House of
Bush by Kevin P. Phillips
• Confessions of a Political Hitman: My
Secret Life of Scandal, Corruption, Hypocrisy
and Dirty Attacks that Decide Who Gets
Elected (and Who Doesn’t) by Stephen
• Fall from Grace: Sex, Scandal, and
Corruption in American Politics from 1702 to
the Present by Shelley Ross
• Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes,
Samuel Tilden, and the Stolen Election of
1876 by Roy Morris Jr.
• Legacy of Secrecy: the Long Shadow of
the JFK Assassination by Lamar Waldron
•Nixon's Darkest Secrets: the Inside Story of
America's Most Troubled President by Don
•Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the
Rotten History of Democracy in America by
Andrew Gumbel
• A Vast Conspiracy: the Real Story of the
Sex Scandal that Nearly Brought down a
President by Jeffrey Toobin