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The Resource Scandalmonger, William Safire

Scandalmonger, William Safire

Label
Scandalmonger
Title
Scandalmonger
Statement of responsibility
William Safire
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume unveils the story behind the nation's first great political scandals. James Thomson Callender, the "scandalmonger" of the title, is an ambitious gossip-peddling editor secretly hired by Thomas Jefferson as a political weapon. After carefully damaging Alexander Hamilton's reputation, thereby paving the way for Jefferson's success, Callender is shunned by the very politicians on whose behalf he was jailed for sedition. Broke and betrayed, Callender seeks revenge by exposing an illicit affair between Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemmings, an accusation that ultimately cost Callender his career and would not be authenticated for two centuries. By using actual letters, records, and notes to re-create dialog and events, this work embodies historical fiction at its best, politics at its most intriguing, and our Founding Fathers at their most notorious. For those who think that Washington sex scandals and lurid journalism are recent developments, this novel will be a revelation, for it shows how media intrusiveness into private lives-and politicians' cool manipulation of the press-are practices as old as the Constitution
Summary
A fictional exploration of America's early political scandals as James Thomson Callander, a muckraking journalist secretly working for Thomas Jefferson, becomes unhappy with Jefferson and reveals his affair with the enslaved Sally Hemings
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2000.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2000
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053660
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.A283
LC item number
S33 2000
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Scandalmonger, William Safire
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-494)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue: What happened later
  • Part I
  • Hamilton scandal
  • Part II
  • Sedition scandal
  • Part III
  • Jefferfon scandals
  • Part IV
  • Libel scandal
Control code
19187271
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
496 p.
Isbn
9780684867199
Lccn
99058831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42923594
  • (OCoLC)42923594
Label
Scandalmonger, William Safire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 489-494)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue: What happened later
  • Part I
  • Hamilton scandal
  • Part II
  • Sedition scandal
  • Part III
  • Jefferfon scandals
  • Part IV
  • Libel scandal
Control code
19187271
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
496 p.
Isbn
9780684867199
Lccn
99058831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42923594
  • (OCoLC)42923594

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