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The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President
 

The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President (Hardback)

By Wine-Banks, Jill

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Obstruction of justice, lies from the White House, sexism at work, shocking revelations: Jill Wine-Banks takes us inside her trial by fire as a Watergate prosecutor. It was a time, much like today, when Americans feared for the future of their democracy and women stood up for equ...al treatment. At the crossroads of the Watergate scandal and the women's movement stood a young lawyer named Jill Wine Volner (as she was then known), barely thirty years old and in charge of some of the most important prosecutions of high-ranking White House officials. Called the mini-skirted lawyer by the press, she fought to receive the respect accorded her male counterparts-- and prevailed. In The Watergate Girl, Jill Wine-Banks takes us inside this troubled time in American history, and it is impossible to read about the crimes of Richard Nixon and the people around him without drawing parallels to today's headlines. The book is also the story of a young woman who sought to make her professional mark while trapped in a failing marriage, buffeted by sexist preconceptions, and harboring secrets of her own that kept her on a knife-edge. Her house was burgled, her phones were tapped, and even her office garbage was rifled through. At once a cautionary tale and an inspiration for those who believe in the power of justice and the rule of law, The Watergate Girl is a revelation about our country, our politics, and our society.
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ISBN 9781250244321
Released AU 9 Aug 2020
Publisher Henry Holt & Company Inc
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781250244321
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Henry Holt & Company Inc
Imprint Henry Holt & Company Inc
Released 9 Aug 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Wine-Banks, Jill
Category Biography & Autobiography
Constitution: Government & The State
Legal Profession
Constitutional & Administrative Law
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 217mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 973.924092
Weight 371g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Lawyers - United States, Watergate Affair, 1972-1974, United States - Politics and government - 1969-1974, Lawyers - United States, Wine-Banks, Jill
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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