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Dick Thornburgh

Where the Evidence Leads: An Autobiography

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ISBN: 0822942208
Издательство: University of Pittsburgh Press
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 384
Book DescriptionPerhaps best known as the attorney general who returned respectability to the office in the late 1980s, Dick Thornburgh has been a key participant in and observer of American political and legal life for more than three decades. In Where the Evidence Leads he candidly reveals the joys, frustrations, mistakes, and accomplishments of his career in public service. In 1964, frustrated that the radical right threatened to take over the Republican Party-to its detriment-Thornburgh, then a lawyer in downtown Pittsburgh, began complaining to anyone who would listen about the problems with the GOP. When finally challenged to do something about it, he set out on a course that would ultimately take him to the highest corridors of power in the United States. As a federal prosecutor, Thornburgh quickly became known as a racket-buster, diligently fighting organized crime and official corruption. Using the same no-nonsense approach, he describes, in direct, honest prose, his...