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A firsthand account of how public officials and other well-connected individuals have been compromised or blackmailed by their sexual improprieties, Confessions of a D.C. Madame relates the author’s time running the largest gay escort service in Washington, DC, and his interactions with VIPs from government, business, and the media who solicited the escorts he employed. ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published March 19th 2015 by Trine Day (first published August 1st 2013)
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K.D. McQuain
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This is a fascinating story that should have been better written. At a mere 200 pages there was a lot of room for more detail on how he got into the escort scene and business, how the business operated, what it was like for an inexperienced young gay man to go out on calls with strangers. I would have liked to know more about the depravity of the power elite inside the beltway and I think the book would greatly benefit from those sorts of details. Even if Vinson is unwilling or unable to name ...more
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Although it is only 200 pages, this book has the power to dramatically change how you view the U.S. government, the U.S. justice system, and the mainstream media. The author Henry Vinson recounts the story of his life, with special emphasis on his time operating the largest gay escort service in Washington, D.C. during the 1980s -- and the massive fraud and cover-ups that were conducted to protect the guilty and put Vinson behind bars not once, but twice.

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Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Must-read, along with Bryant's "Franklin Scandal". This story (and many like it) have been buried for TOO long.
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Henry Vinson is a commercial pilot with airplane - Single and Multi Engine, Instrument Airplane, Rotorcraft, Certified Flight Instructor Airplane and Rotorcraft ratings. He holds a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Member of Airplane Owner and Pilot Association, Experimental ...more