American Scoundrel: General Dan Sickles
Mr. Keneally discussed his biography of Dan Sickles, a mid-nineteenth century politician who become a U.S. Congressman and confidant of President James Buchanan. Although Rep. Sickles flaunted his own womanizing, in 1859 he flew into a jealous rage over the relationship between District Attorney Philip Scott Key, and his neglected wife Teresa. He tracked down the unarmed Attorney General in Lafayette Square and shot him in plain view of the White House. The subsequent trial became a media circus. close
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