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Title:
The Teapot Dome scandal trial : a headline court case
Author:
Thorndike, Jonathan L., 1959-
Publication Information:
Aldershot ; Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.0 4.0 62875.
ISBN:
9780766014848
Format :
Book

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Central Library KF224.T39 T49 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

- A library of high-interest, high-impact trials in American History.
- Good for reports and classroom debate.
- Focuses on the people behind the cases, and the impact the cases had on society.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-Thorndike begins this story with a dramatic account of the unexpected death of Warren G. Harding and mentions the unproven rumors that followed, suggesting that the president might have been poisoned or the victim of an organized-crime hit. He continues with a somewhat disjointed rendition of dates, details, characters, events, legal proceedings, and court cases that preceded the Teapot Dome Scandal, which involved the illegal leasing of government-owned oil reserves. Although readers will come away with a clear knowledge of the dealings that precipitated the scandal and its social and political context, the text is at times repetitive and simplistic. The last chapter, "Results and Lessons Learned," appears to be the real purpose of the volume-the author lobbies for a better energy policy for this nation. Black-and-white period photos, chapter notes, and questions for discussion accompany the text.-Joanne K. Cecere, Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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