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He writes in an easy-to-understand and conversational style, and the book is never boring.
Bumsted compares the Pennsylvania corruption to political corruption in .Columbia and elsewhere where politicians and candidates are murdered and pay-offs are rampant.
This book is interesting reading and very informative regarding politics in the state of Pennsylvania.
I strongly recommend this detailed autopsy of Pennsylvania's notorious political culture, by one of the state's best and most substantive Capitol reporters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rep. Phil English
Great read, very accurate. As pointed out in the book, it is a shame the people tasked with investigating and prosecuting public corruption, receive their funding for the most... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Polly
This is an excellent book. I have lived in Pennsylvania for 40+ years so I do remember most of the scandals and subsequent trials discussed in the book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gordon Davis Jr.
For years Brad Bumsted has been an independent-minded capitol reporter we turn to in Pennsylvania to find out what's really going on in our declining and corrupt state. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bill Keisling
Far from exhaustive but nonetheless interesting even as one detects suggestions that writer is sympathetic and, in some instances, empathetic with many of the underminers of public... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Taoiseach Da Caisel
Quality retrospective on Pennsylvania governing history. I didn't think it would be as interesting as it is. However, the writing is great.Published 8 months ago by df
Why do politicains feel they are above the law and betray the people who trusted and elected them. Unfortunately we in Pennsylvania have had our share.Published 10 months ago by Edward F. Meyers