Very Good in VG jacket. Text free of underlining, writing and highlighting. Retired library book with usual library markings. Written and edited by CHARLES PETERS and TAYLOR BRANCH "Strafing full spleen ahead, fueled by the demonstrable fact that there is graft in our politics, cruel greed in our corporations, and vermin still in our meat, " this book begins, "muckrakers have returned to the American scene." Whistle-blowers are a modern variant of muck-rakers. Unlike their turn-of-the-century predecessors-novelist Upton Sinclair and journalists Ida Tarbell and Lincoln Steffens-they expose-corruption and mismanagement from the inside of government and corporations. Sometimes they blow the whistle while on the job, sometimes after resigning or being fired. The internal character of their revelations distinguishes them as something* new and raises questions that never bothered the public or the practitioners in the ' old days of muckraking. Loyalty, treason, conscience, the public good-these age-old concepts, freshly considered, give whistle-blowing its serious position as a new American political phenomenon. Taylor Branch, one of the editors of BLOWING THE WHISTLE, has written especially for it several original chapters addressed to these issues. His introductory chapter reviews the steps in the spread of the contemporary variant of muckraking. 305 pages.
Good. Some wear to dust jacket. Library copy with standard marks, labels, pocket, etc. Staining, chipping, and discoloration on page edges. Binding worn but intact, text clean. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities.
Good in Fair jacket. This 5.5"x8" hard cover book has a red and black and white illustrated cover with black lettering on the front and spine of the cover. A book about dissent in the public interest. 305 pages.
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