Scandalous!: 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 223 pages
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Do you love a good scandal? This book includes 50 juicy pop culture, political, and entertainment-related scandals complete with photos, event synopses, and a look at why it went down in history and how it continues to influence us today. Other features include famous quotes and a section on where the players are now.Teens will get the dish on:
  • Milli Vanilliís lip-syncing
  • the Clinton-Lewinsky affair
  • the Biggie and Tupac murders
  • the Kent State shooting
  • the OJ Simpson Murder trial
  • Patty Hearstís kidnapping
  • And more!
  

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Review: Scandalous!: 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About (So You Can Impress Your Friends)

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

A great choice for reluctant readers who prefer nonfiction. This book chroincles 50 events in recent history that rocked headlines. Each event is discussed in 3 - 4 pages with a summary of what ... Read full review

Review: Scandalous!: 50 Shocking Events You Should Know About (So You Can Impress Your Friends)

User Review  - Lisa Kizer - Goodreads

Interesting but with a LOT of inaccuracies. She has Elvis preforming on the Milton Berle show instead of the Ed Sullivan Show. In the section on Gloria Vanderbilt she mentions Big Gloria Vanderbilt as ... Read full review

Contents

1906 Famous Architect Stanford White Murdered by ExLovers Rich Husband
10
1906 Writer Upton Sinclair Exposes Meat Industrys Nasty Underbelly
14
1913 Native American Decathlete Jim Thorpe Stripped of Olympic Medals
18
1919 Navy Officers Enact Messy Plan to Bust Gay Officers
22
1919 Gamblers Pay Chicago White Sox to Throw World Series
26
1920 Charles Ponzi Invents Scheme That Cons Masses Out of Millions
30
1921 Silent Film Star Fatty Arbuckle Accused of Murder
34
1924 Wealthy Chicago Teens Leopold and Loeb Kill 14YearOld Boy for Thrills
38
1978 People in Extreme Religious Sect Commit Mass Suicide in Jonestown Massacre
122
1978 Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk Assassinated by Political Rival
126
1980 Janet Cookes Pulitzer PrizeWinning Story Declared Fake
130
1984 Vanessa Williams Steps Down as Miss America
134
1984 Bernhard Goetz Shoots Unarmed Black Youth on NYC Subway
138
1987 Televangelist Jim Bakker Caught in Sex and Money Scandal
142
1989 Baseball Great Pete Rose Banned From the Game for Gambling
146
1989 Robert Mapplethorpes Scandalous Photos Cause Big Stir
150

1925 Tennessee Puts Science Teacher Scopes on Trial for Teaching Evolution
42
1927 Italian Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti Sentenced to Death for Political Views
46
1932 World Famous Pilot Charles Lindberghs Baby is Kidnapped and Killed
50
1934 Little Gloria Vanderbilt Gets Caught in Crazy Custody Battle
54
1938 Orson Welles Radio Show Convinced Country That Aliens Were Invading
58
1943 Hollywood Star Charlie Chaplin Accused of Fathering Stalkers Baby
62
1950 SmallTime Communist Couple the Rosenbergs Put to Death for Espionage
66
1956 Rock Singer Elvis Sexy HipShaking on TV Shocks the Nation
70
1957 Celebrities Defend Reputations Trashed by First Gossip Mag
74
1958 Bad Boy Rock Star Jerry Lee Lewis Marries His Underage Cousin
78
1958 Movie Star Lana Turners Daughter Murders Her Moms Boyfriend
82
1959 Rigged Quiz Show Scandal Stuns TV Audiences
86
1963 Harvard Professor Timothy Leary Fired for His Psychedelic Drug Experiments
90
1968 Black Athletes Stage Controversial Protest at Olympics
94
1969 Senator Kennedy Involved in Mysterious Death of Young Woman
98
1970 National Guard Shoots AntiWar Protestors at Kent State University
102
1972 Unethical Syphilis Experiments Conducted on Black Men
106
1974 President Nixon Forced to Resign After Being Connected to Crooked Scandal
110
1974 Heiress Patty Hearst Abducted and Brainwashed by Radical Political Group
114
1977 Director Roman Polanski Gets Convicted of Rape and Flees Country
118
1989 Pop Duo Milli Vanilli Lip Sync Their Way to a Grammy
154
1990 Madonnas Racy Blond Ambition Tour Protested by Catholic Church
158
1991 Supreme Court Nominee Clarence Thomas Charged With Sexual Harassment
162
1991 Police Beating of Rodney King Sparks LA Race Riots
166
1993 Pop Star Michael Jackson Accused of Molesting 13YearOld Boy
170
1993 FBI Raid on Religious Sect in Waco Texas Leaves 75 Dead in Fire
174
1993 Hollywood Prostitution Ring Leader Heidi Fleiss Gets Busted
178
1994 Figure Skater Nancy Kerrigan Gets Clubbed in the Knee in Foul Play Attack
182
1994 AllStar Football Player OJ Simpson on Trial for Murdering ExWife
186
1996 Rappers Biggie and Tupac Murdered Amid EastWest Coast Rap Rivalry
190
1998 President Bill Clinton Caught in Sex Scandal With White House Intern
194
1998 DNA Tests Spark Controversy Around Jeffersons Second Family With a Slave
198
2000 Cuba and US in Custody Battle for FiveYearOld Shipwreck Survivor
202
2000 Tight GoreBush Election Results Lead to Bitter Battle Between Parties
206
Index
210
About the Author
223
Back Cover
225
Spine
226
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About the author (2012)

Hallie Fryd is a writer living in Oakland, California. She studied history at Carnegie Mellon University and writes about politics and pop culture for her blog Pysched and Such. This is her first book.

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