Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, And The Trial That Changed America
by Chris DeRose
- American History
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An antebellum crime of passion
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 to escort the beautiful Mrs. Sickles to parties in his absence. Revelers in D.C. are accustomed to the sight of the congressman’s wife with the tall, Apollo-like Philip Barton Key. 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.
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|Release Date:||June 25, 2019|