Bringing Down the Colonel

Bringing Down the Colonel

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“I’ll take my share of the blame. I only ask that he take his.”

In Bringing Down the Colonel, the journalist Patricia Miller tells the story of Madeline Pollard, an unlikely nineteenth-century women’s rights crusader. After an affair with a prominent politician left her “ruined,” Pollard brought the man—and the hypocrisy of America’s control of women’s sexuality—to trial. And, surprisingly, she won.

Pollard and the married Colonel Breckinridge began… (more)

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her book is a lucid guide to a story that became far more consequential than the titillation supplied by its salacious bits.


Book Details  


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

Collection: Sarah Crichton Books

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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