Patricia Miller

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Patricia Miller is an award-winning author and journalist whose fascination with the untold stories of women led her on a 10-year journey to unearth the story of the Breckinridge–Pollard scandal. Her work on the interplay of politics and sexual morality has appeared in The Atlantic, Salon, The Nation, Huffington Post, and Ms. Magazine. She received a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband and dog.

If you would like to invite Patricia Miller to join your book club live (DC area) or by Skype to discuss Bringing Down the Colonel, you can contact her at: contactpattimiller@gmail.com.

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Bringing Down the Colonel by Patricia  Miller
"Loved all the history this book provided "
Bringing Down the Colonel by Patricia  Miller
"This is an (unfortunately) all-too-familiar story: “Powerful Political Personage vs. a Marginalized Maiden of Modest Means” (see: The People of the State of New York vs. Strauss-Kahn, etc., etc.).

Though I would not consider myself an expert in the e" Read more of this review »
Bringing Down the Colonel by Patricia  Miller
"A me too story from the 1890s

The older I get, the more I hear and see these kinds of stories. From as far back as biblical times, powerful people have abused anyone they like who is less powerful. They get away with it because they and their friends " Read more of this review »
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"Surprising story of empowerment and a gutsy woman. "
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“The notorious conduct of congressmen and public men in Washington is a national disgrace and the women are now thoroughly awakened on the subject and are determined to demand a better order of things.”
Patricia Miller, Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "powerless" Woman Who Took on Washington

“Gentlemen of the jury, take this case and dispose of it,” he said as the courtroom burst into laughter.”
Patricia Miller, Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "powerless" Woman Who Took on Washington

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