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Bringing down the Colonel : a sex scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "powerless" woman who took on Washington

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  • 7 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 973.8 MIL (Text) 36626103999835 2nd Floor New Adult Available -

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  • ISBN: 0374252661
  • ISBN: 9780374252663
  • Physical Description: 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-348) and index.
Summary, etc.: "The story of the 1890s scandal in which a young woman named Madeline Pollard sued congressman William Campbell Preston Breckenridge for breach of promise. Pollard won the suit, and the mystery of who helped her pay the extravagant legal expenses in order to bring Breckinridge down illuminates a shift in the sexual politics of the Victorian era."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Pollard, Madeline approximately 1866-
Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston 1837-1904
Sex scandals United States History 19th century
Scandals United States History 19th century
Genre: Biographies.

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