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Cover of: You're paying for it! by Charles Harris Garrigues
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Cover of: You're paying for it! by Charles Harris Garrigues

You're paying for it!
A guide to graft

Published by Funk & Wagnalls company in New York, London .
Written in English.

About the Book

This well known newspaper man set himself to produce a guide for young politicians and business men, a sort of pass-key to the public purse. The book's tone of quiet sarcasm is well sustained and serves as an excellent vehicle to bring home to the reader the corruption of our political system. $3.00. (From the dust jacket.)

First Sentence

Graft may be described as a phenomenon which comes into existence whenever the activities of government impinge upon the activities of private business.

Table of Contents

I What is graft? 1
II Who are grafters? 11
III The political boss 27
IV Sources of graft 48
V The campaign fund 63
VI Corrupting the public 79
VII Politics and reform 93
VIII Bribery and the law 109
IX Soliciting the bribe 127
X Receiving the bribe 141
XI The graft investigation 163
XII What to do when the sheriff comes 179
XIII The future of graft 187
XIV Squaring the beef 213
XV Rolling the logs 241

Edition Notes

The genesis of this book and its publication can be found in "He Usually Lived With a Female: The Story of California Newspaperman Charles Harris (Brick) Garrigues," by George Garrigues, published by Quail Creek Press of Los Angeles, California, in 2006. ISBN 0-9634830-1-3

Other Titles A guide to graft.


Dewey Decimal Class 353
Library of Congress JK1994 .G3

The Physical Object

Pagination viii, 254 p.
Number of pages 254
Dimensions 7.5 x 5.25 ins
Weight 16 oz

ID Numbers

Open Library OL6343973M
LC Control Number 36027398
OCLC/WorldCat 1451161


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