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Author Miller, Patricia, 1964- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.80922 MIL    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    973.80922 MIL    Available
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1 copy being processed for PAS Lamanda Park Branch On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-348) and index.
Contents Gold to be made -- A bright and brainy woman -- A bastard catch'd -- The left-hand road -- The Wanton widow -- Not so easily handled -- What shall we do with our daughters? -- For the likes of me -- The needle, the school room, and the store -- A house of mercy -- Miss Pollard's ruin in Lexington -- Somebody's daughter -- A man of passion -- Hindered, not ruined -- The front parlor and the back gate -- The cavalier and the puritans -- Refusing to behave -- Redemption.
Summary "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.
Language Text in English.
Subject Pollard, Madeline, 1863-1945.
Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston, 1837-1904.
Sex scandals -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Scandals -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780374252663 (hardcover) $28.00
0374252661 (hardcover) $28.00

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