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Author DeRose, Chris (Christopher), author.

Title Star spangled scandal : sex, murder, and the trial that changed America / Chris DeRose.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Regnery History, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.1523 DER    Available
Description xii, 353 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary It is two years before the Civil War, and Congressman Daniel Sickles and his lovely wife Teresa are popular fixtures in Washington, D.C. society. Because Congressman Sickles is frequently out of town, he trusts his friend, U.S. Attorney Philip Barton Key--son of Francis Scott Key--to escort the beautiful Mrs. Sickles to parties in his absence. Then one day an anonymous note sets into motion a tragic course of events that culminates in a shocking murder in broad daylight in Lafayette Square. This is the riveting true story of the murder and trial that sparked a national debate on madness, male honor, female virtue, fidelity, and the rule of law. Bestselling author Chris DeRose uses diary entries, letters, newspaper accounts, and eyewitness testimonies to bring the characters to thrilling life in this antebellum true crime history. -- Adapted from Amazon.
Subject Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914.
Sickles, Teresa Bagioli, 1836-1867.
Key, Philip Barton, 1818-1859.
Murder -- Washington (D.C.) -- Case studies.
Trials (Murder) -- Washington (D.C.) -- Case studies.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century.
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