By Jack Abramoff
Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America's Most Notorious Lobbyist
The name "Jack Abramoff" is synonymous with Washington scandal, but the fascinating facts of his case are either largely unknown or wildly misunderstood. His memoir will serve as a corrective, engrossing, informative work of political nonfiction that is also a gripping real-life thriller.
The biggest surprise twist comes in the form of Abramoff himself, a smart, funny, charming, clear-eyed narrator who confounds every expectation of the media's villainous portrait. He's a perfect bundle of contradictions: an Orthodox Jew and upstanding family man with a staunch moral streak, caught in multiple scandals of bribery and corruption with an undercurrent of murder.
Abramoff represented Indian tribes whose lucrative casinos were constantly under threat from proposed changes in law; though he charged the tribes many millions, he saved them billions by ensuring votes to support the livelihoods of their reservations.
Much of Jack's share was funneled not into his own coffers, but to charities. The Abramoff on the front pages could not be further from the Jack Abramoff who's ready to tell his honest and compelling story.
What they're saying about Jack Abramoff:
"JACK ABRAMOFF, HE'S SCUM."
"TO MOST AMERICANS, JACK ABRAMOFF IS THE BLOODSUCKING BOGEYMAN WITH A WAD OF BILLS IN HIS TEETH WHO CAME THROUGH THE WINDOW IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND STOLE THEIR VOICE IN GOVERNMENT..."
"...AND I HOPE HE GOES TO JAIL AND WE NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN. I WISH HEÌÎ_Ì´åÇD NEVER BEEN BORN..."
Senator Conrad Burns (R-Montana)
The Billings Gazette
"...HE IS A CREEP, AND WE HATE HIM."
Congresswoman Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio)
The Columbus Dispatch
"...IN A PROFESSION OF SUCH ROCKBOTTOM STANDARDS, TO DISTINGUISH YOURSELF AS UNETHICAL REQUIRES VILLAINY ON A TRULY EPIC SCALE."
The New Republic
"...THIS STUFF COULD GAG A MAGGOT."
"Hardball With Chris Matthews"
"...THE MOST EVIL LOBBYIST EVER TO BE OPERATING IN WASHINGTON..."
"...LOWER THAN POND SCUM, PARASITE WITH NO REDEEMING QUALITIES."
The Morning Sun(MI)
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: WND Books (November 7, 2011)
- Language: English
- Print ISBN: 978-1-936488-44-5
- eBook ISBN: 978-1-936488-81-0
- Product Dimension: 6 x 9 inches