Golden: how Rod Blagojevich talked himself out of the governor's office and into prison

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No one did political corruption quite like Rod Blagojevich. The 40th governor of Illinois made international headlines in 2008 when he was roused from his bed and arrested by the FBI at his Chicago home. He was accused of running the state government as a criminal racket and, most shockingly, caught on tape trying to barter away President-elect Barack Obama's US Senate seat. Most politicians would hunker down, stay quiet, and fight the federal case against them. But as he had done for years, Rod Blagojevich proved he was no ordinary politician. Instead, he fueled the headlines, proclaiming his innocence on seemingly every national talk show and street corner he could find.


Revealing evidence from the investigation never before made public, Golden is the most complete telling yet of the Blagojevich story, written by two Chicago reporters who covered every step of his rise and fall and spent years sifting through evidence, compiling documents, and conducting more than a hundred interviews with those who have known Blagojevich from his childhood to his time in the governor's office. Dispensing with sensationalism to present the facts about one of the nation's most notorious politicians, the authors detail the mechanics of the corruption that brought the governor down and profile a fascinating and frustrating character who embodies much of what is wrong with modern politics. With Blagojevich now serving 14 years in prison, the time has come for the last word on who Blagojevich was, how he was elected, how he got himself into trouble, and how the feds took him down.

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Grouping Title golden how rod blagojevich talked himself out of the governors office and into prison
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title_display Golden : how Rod Blagojevich talked himself out of the governor's office and into prison
title_full Golden : how Rod Blagojevich talked himself out of the governor's office and into prison / Jeff Coen and John Chase, Golden : how Rod Blagojevich talked himself out of the governor's office and into prison [electronic resource] / Jeff Coen and John Chase, Golden [electronic resource] : how Rod Blagojevich talked himself out of the governor's office and into prison / Jeff Coen and John Chase
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