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William Worth Belknap: An American Disgrace

by Cooper, Edward S.
Publisher: Associated University Presses
Retail Price: $60.00
Issue: Spring 2004
ISBN: 0838639909

Edward S. Cooper lays bare the root causes of the fall of one of the Gilded Age's more infamous politicians in this book. Belknap was Grant's Secretary of War and was impeached in 1876 after soliciting bribes to pay for his avid lifestyle. Belknap's impeachment trial is an important point in United States Constitutional history because Congress exercised its power of impeachment even after Belknap resigned.

review of William Worth Belknap: An American Disgrace, by Cooper, Edward S., Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2004).