Scandal!: Private Stories of Public Shame

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Virgin, 2003 - History - 354 pages
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From John Major's affair with Edwina Currie to the accounting mishaps at Enron and Arthur Anderson - some scandals may be more 'sexy' than others but whatever the subject, it seems the public love reading about it. Bestselling author Colin Wilson's Encyclopedia collects together in one compelling volume the most shocking, fascinating and notorious scandals from around the globe - including the UK, USA. Europe and Australia. Every entry is guaranteed to have caused a stir, whether it be celebrity sex and drugs, or top level political scandal:
- Enron, Arthur Anderson and AOL Time Warner
- The Hamiltons and false sex allegations, Max Clifford's scandal management
- New Labour funding - Hindujas, Mandelson, Peter Robinson, Bernie Eccleston
- 'Spin' scandalls of Jo Moore, Martin Simith and Stephen Byers
- Tory Sleaze in the Thatcher years
- Bill Clinton, cigars, Oliver North, Bush Senior and the Iran-- Contra deals
- Tory sleaze from Thatcher/Major years - Alan Clarke
- Death on the (Gibraltar) Rock (were the IRA bombers shot by the SAS as they lay face-down on the ground?).

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AITKEN Jonathan A Politicians SelfDestruction
ARBUCKLE Fatty A Stars Disgrace

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Colin Wilson was born on June 26, 1931 in Leicester, England. He attended a local technical school, where he did well in physics and chemistry, and left at 16 to work in a wool factory. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a laboratory assistant, tax clerk, laborer and hospital porter. His first book, The Outsider, was published in 1956 when he was 24 years old. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 works on a wide variety of subjects including philosophy, religion, occult and supernatural phenomenea, music, sex, crime and critical theory. His other works include Religion and the Rebel, The Age of Defeat, Ritual in the Dark, The Strength to Dream, Origins of the Sexual Impulse, The Occult, Alien Dawn, Dreaming to Some Purpose, The Angry Years: The Rise and Fall of the Angry Young Men, and Super Consciousness. His biographies include works on Bernard Shaw, David Lindsay, Herman Hesse, Wilhelm Reich, Jorge Luis Borges, Ken Russell, Rudolph Steiner, Aleister Crowley, and P. D. Ouspensky. Wilson died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 82.

DAMON WILSON, the author of numerous books on the unexplained, including Aliens and Spontaneous Combustion, also edited The Mammoth Book of Nostradamus and Other Prophets. He lives in England.

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