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Scandalous!

50 shocking events you should know about (so you can impress your friends)

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Written in English.

About the Book

"Do you love a good scandal? This book includes 50 juicy pop culture, political, and entertainment-related scandals complete with photos, event synopses, and a look at why it went down in history and how it continues to influence us today. Other features include famous quotes and a section on where the players are now."--Publisher's description.

About the Edition

"Do you love a good scandal? This book includes 50 juicy pop culture, political, and entertainment-related scandals complete with photos, event synopses, and a look at why it went down in history and how it continues to influence us today. Other features include famous quotes and a section on where the players are now."--Publisher's description.

Table of Contents

1906 : Famous architect Stanford White murdered by ex-lover's rich husband
1906 : Writer Upton Sinclair exposes meat industry's nasty underbelly
1913 : Native American decathlete Jim Thorpe stripped of Olympic medals
1919 : Navy officers enact messy plan to bust gay officers
1919 : Gamblers pay Chicago White Sox to throw World Series
1920 : Charles Ponzi invents scheme that cons masses out of millions
1921 : Silent film star "Fatty" Arbuckle accused of murder
1924 : Wealthy Chicago teens Leopold and Loeb kill 14-year-old boy for thrills
1925 : Tennessee puts science teacher Scopes on trial for teaching evolution
1927 : Italian anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti sentenced to death for political views
1932 : World famous pilot Charles Lindbergh's baby is kidnapped and killed
1934 : Little Gloria Vanderbilt gets caught in crazy custody battle
1938 : Orson Welles' radio show convinced country that aliens were invading
1943 : Hollywood star Charlie Chaplin accused of fathering stalker's baby
1950 : Small-time communist couple, the Rosenbergs, put to death for espionage
1956 : Rock singer Elvis' sexy hip-shaking on TV shocks the nation
1957 : Celebrities defend reputations trashed by first gossip mag
1958 : Bad boy rock star Jerry Lee Lewis marries his underage cousin
1958 : Movie star Lana Turner's daughter murders her mom's boyfriend
1959 : Rigged quiz show scandal stuns TV audiences
1963 : Harvard professor Timothy Leary fired for his psychedelic drug experiments
1968 : Black athletes stage controversial protest at Olympics
1969 : Senator Kennedy involved in mysterious death of young woman
1970 : National Guard shoots antiwar protestors at Kent State University
1972 : Unethical syphilis experiments conducted on black men
1974 : President Nixon forced to resign after being connected to crooked scandal
1974 : Heiress Patty Hearst abducted and brainwashed by radical political group
1977 : Director Roman Polanski gets convicted of rape and flees country
1978 : People in extreme religious sect commit mass suicide in Jonestown Massacre
1978 : Gay rights activist Harvey Milk assassinated by political rival
1980 : Janet Cooke's Pulitzer prize-winning story declared fake
1984 : Vanessa Williams steps down as Miss America
1984 : Bernhard Goetz shoots unarmed black youth on NYC subway
1987 : Televangelist Jim Bakker caught in sex and money scandal
1989 : Baseball great Pete Rose banned from the game for gambling
1989 : Robert Mapplethorpe's scandalous photos cause big stir
1989 : Pop duo Milli Vanilli lip sync their way to a Grammy
1990 : Madonna's racy Blond Ambition Tour protested by Catholic Church
1991 : Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas charged with sexual harassment
1991 : Police beating of Rodney King sparks LA race riots
1993 : Pop star Michael Jackson accused of molesting 13-year-old boy
1993 : FBI raid on religious sect in Waco, Texas, leaves 75 dead in fire
1993 : Hollywood prostitution ring leader Heidi Fleiss gets busted
1994 : Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan gets clubbed in the knee in foul play attack
1994 : All-star football player OJ Simpson on trial for murdering ex-wife
1996 : Rappers Biggie and Tupac murdered amid East-West coast rap rivalry
1998 : President Bill Clinton caught in sex scandal with White House intern
1998 : DNA tests spark controversy around Jefferson's second family with a slave
2000 : Cuba and US in custody battle for five-year-old shipwreck survivor
2000 : Tight Gore-Bush election results lead to bitter battle between parties.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Other Titles
Fifty shocking events you should know about

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973
Library of Congress
E179 .F86 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
223 pages :
Number of pages
223

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26420540M
Internet Archive
scandalous50shoc0000fryd
ISBN 10
0982732201
ISBN 13
9780982732205
LC Control Number
2011936079
OCLC/WorldCat
697261213
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