By Lawrence M. Glazer
Few buyers have in mind John Swainson. As a teenage soldier he misplaced either legs in a WWII landmine explosion. again within the usa, following a meteoric political upward push within the Michigan kingdom Senate, Swainson was once elected as Michigan's youngest governor in view that Stevens T. Mason.
In 1970 Swainson was once elected to the Michigan ideal court docket, turning into one of many few public officers to have served within the legislative, government, and judicial branches of kingdom govt. Then, in 1957, he used to be indicted on federal fees of bribery and perjury, and convicted of mendacity to a federal grand jury. compelled to go away the country splendid court docket and disbarred from practising legislations, he grew to become a pariah, sinking into melancholy and alcoholism. He almost disappeared from public view.
Lawrence M. Glazer re-examines the FBI's research of Swainson and delves into his 1975 trial intimately. He finds new details from eye-witnesses who by no means testified and, in a poignant coda, relates the little-known tale of Swainson's rehabilitation and go back to public existence as a historian.
Read or Download Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson PDF
Best biographies & memoirs of criminals books
There is not any western outlaw extra notorious and infamous than Jesse James. A accomplice guerilla in the course of the Civil conflict, he and his brother, because the leaders of diverse gangs of the Wild West, grew to become to a lifetime of crime and theft that lasted greater than a decade. James’s lifestyles has been the topic of countless numbers of books, movies, and tv exhibits, yet none extra vividly captures the particular existence tale of the mythical legal than Frank Triplett’s definitive biography.
In lots of smooth wars, there were those that have selected to not struggle. Be it for non secular or ethical purposes, a few women and men have came upon no justification for breaking their conscientious objection to violence. in lots of situations, this objection has ended in serious punishment by the hands in their personal governments, frequently long legal phrases.
After a enterprise hearth, Peter Kirisits and JoAnne Gleason locate themselves in a true lifestyles motion picture choked with corrupt attorneys, unethical inspectors, & curious antics of the judges via making the most of the process. Their actual tale shines a focus at the internal workings of a corrupt felony approach that's stacked opposed to either companies and contributors.
The Hudson Valley is soaking wet in background, tradition and blood. within the fall of 1893, Lizzie Halliday left a path of our bodies in her wake, slaughtering strangers and her husband ahead of stabbing a nurse to loss of life on the asylum housing her. A Jazz Age baby-kisser, uninterested in combating together with his overbearing spouse, murdered her and buried the physique less than front porch.
- The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Dr. Sam Sheppard Murder Case
- Murder and Mayhem in Missouri (Murder & Mayhem)
- I Cried, You Didn't Listen: A First Person Look at a Childhood Spent Inside CYA Youth Detention Systems: Surviving a Life in Prison from Adolescent to Death; Book 1
- Doing Time Like A Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison
- The Life and Times of Lepke Buchalter: America's Most Ruthless Labor Racketeer
- Through Pinpoint Eyes: A Memoir
Extra resources for Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson
Wounded Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Michigan Governor John Swainson by Lawrence M. Glazer