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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wine-Banks, Jill

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    2 Mar 21

Obstruction of justice, the specter of impeachment, 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 e...qual treatment. At the crossroads of the Watergate scandal and the women's movement was a young lawyer named Jill Wine Volner (as she was then known), barely thirty years old and the only woman on the team that prosecuted the highest-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 opens a window on this troubled time in American history. 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. 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 who we are as a society.
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ISBN 9781250782205
Released AU 2 Mar 2021
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Mar 2021

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ISBN-13 9781250782205
Stock Release date is 2 March 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Mar 2021
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Imprint St. Martin's Griffin
Released 2 Mar 2021
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wine-Banks, Jill
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code B
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade

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