This collection of scandalous activities and pursuits provides a historic reference to the dark side of American history. Covering people and events from the 1630s to the present day, the work has 455 A-Z entries on dirty politics, white-collar scams, tawdry love affairs and acts of corruption. Entries include figures and events from politics, sports, business, religion, the arts, high society, and the military, including the Mayflower Madam, Patty Hearst, Warren G. Harding, the Kennedy men, the Kent State shootings, and Watergate. This edition features scandalous names and events of the past ten years including: the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and the O.J. Simpson trial; Heidi Fleiss; Salt Lake City's Olympic bribery scandal; BCCI (Bank of Credit and Commerce International); John and Lorena Bobbitt; the Fisher-Buttafuoco affair; Tonya Harding; the Tailhook scandal; Michael Miken; the Erik and Lyle Menendez trial; Aldrich Ames; and the naval academy cheating scandal.