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Stealing our democracy : how the political assassination of a governor threatens our nation / Don Siegelman ; foreword by John J. Farmer Jr.

Author/Creator:
Siegelman, Don, author.
Publication:
Montgomery, AL : NewSouth Books, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
xxiii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Siegelman, Don.
Governors -- Alabama -- Biography.
Prisoners -- United States -- Biography.
False imprisonment -- United States.
False imprisonment.
Governors.
Prisoners.
Alabama.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Autobiographies.
Summary:
"In a searing political memoir, former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman explodes the myth of an impartial U.S. justice system. He should know. Arguably the most successful and promising politician in modern Alabama history, his three-decade career in public service ran afoul of Republican opponents who used the federal judicial system to take him out of contention in Alabama and nationally. Siegelman ultimately was sentenced to 88 months in federal prison and served five years, with long stretches in solitary confinement during which he was a literal political prisoner, cut off from interviews and outside contact. Stealing Our Democracy reveals how Siegelman's enemies -- including politicized prosecutors and a corrupt judge -- stripped him of his freedom, his career, and his law license, and deprived him of his family and friends."
"In a searing political memoir, former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman explodes the myth of an impartial U.S. justice system. He should know. Arguably the most successful and promising politician in modern Alabama history, his three-decade career in public service ran afoul of Republican opponents who used the federal judicial system to take him out of contention in Alabama and nationally. Siegelman ultimately was sentenced to 88 months in federal prison and served five years, with long stretches in solitary confinement during which he was a literal political prisoner, cut off from interviews and outside contact. Stealing Our Democracy reveals how Siegelman's enemies ― including politicized prosecutors and a corrupt judge ― stripped him of his freedom, his career, and his law license, and deprived him of his family and friends."
Notes:
Includes index.
Contributor:
Farmer, John J., writer of foreword.
ISBN:
9781588384294
1588384292
OCLC:
1158552959