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A Most Wicked Conspiracy


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A tale of Gilded Age corruption -- gold-looting, court-buying, and good old fashioned venality -- that extended from the new frontier of Alaska to the Oval Office.
In the feverish, money-making age of railroad barons, political machines, and gold rushes, corruption was the rule, not the exception. Yet the Republican mogul "Big Alex" McKenzie's audacity was remarkable. Charismatic and shameless, he arrived in the recently purchased Alaskan territory with a federal district judge in his pocket, intent on claiming stewardship over any ambiguously claimed gold mines and promptly draining them of all of their ore. Working-class miners who had rushed to the frozen tundra to strike gold were appalled at his open greed and disregard for maintaining even the pretense of good faith.

A Most Wicked Conspiracy tells the story of McKenzie's misdeeds, the resistance of the wronged miners, and the way the scandal captured the national spotlight -- with the press eager to show how America's political and economic life was in the grip of domineering, self-dealing, seemingly-untouchable party bosses in cahoots with robber barons, Senators and even Presidents.

These events resonate well into the 21st century. At the core is an eternal question: should the law be a tool of the rich and the powerful for the accomplishment of their nefarious schemes, or an impartial force for justice from which no person can escape?

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Autor Starobin, Paul
Editura INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Dimensiuni 162 x 241 x 35
Data Publicarii 05/05/2020
Format Cartonata
Numar pagini 320
Descriere RO O poveste despre coruptia epocii aurite - pradarea aurului, cumpararea instantelor de judecata si venalitatea de moda veche - care s-a extins de la noua frontiera a Alaska pana la biroul oval. In epoca febrila, de bani, a baronilor de cale ferata, a masinilor politice si a grabei de aur, coruptia era regula, nu exceptia.
Aceasta este o carte in limba engleza. Descrierea cartii (tradusa din engleza cu Google Translate) este in limba romana din motive legale.
O poveste despre coruptia epocii aurite - pradarea aurului, cumpararea instantelor de judecata si venalitatea de moda veche - care s-a extins de la noua frontiera a Alaska pana la biroul oval. In epoca febrila, de bani, a baronilor de cale ferata, a masinilor politice si a grabei de aur, coruptia era regula, nu exceptia.
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