Bringing Down the Colonel

Bringing Down the Colonel

A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "powerless" Woman Who Took on Washington

Book - 2018 | First edition
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780374252663
0374252661
Branch Call Number: 973.80922 M6171B 2018
Characteristics: 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

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