Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist is a non-fiction page memoir by former American lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Early in , Jack Abramoff was in Imelda Marcos’s condominium in Manila, advising the former first lady of the Philippines on how to overturn. Capitol Punishment has ratings and 44 reviews. Harold said: I saw Jack Abramoff, the notorious lobbyist, reviewing this autobiography of his on BookT.

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It’s very disruptive for the lobbyist, which is good. Oh, you can also skip lots of paragraphs where he tells you he is Jewish – repeatedly. Jul 19, Mls3 rated it really liked it.

Of course, they use campaign contributions, golf trips, sports tickets, sumptuous lunches, and other well-known perks. This nonfiction tale outlines the grassroots rise of today’s parties ‘s to now and the dirty back alleys that encompass our current political system.

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It discusses Abramoff’s relationships with powerful congressional leaders like Tom DeLay and Bob Neyand shares the names of senators who, according to Abramoff, took tens of thousands of dollars, but offers no significant new details beyond what was known before, and “doesn’t help identify the people he corrupted who are still on the Hill “, as The Huffington Post notes.

His memoir will serve as a corrective – an engrossing, informative work of political nonfiction that is also a gripping real-life thriller. Abramoff could have educated us.


We “little people” don’t stand a chance. This book showed me that whatever you do in life, what it boils down to is how you’ve overcome the snags and obstacles but mainly love and support of people closest to you. Meaning, not this pubishment year moratorium on lobbying, which is nonsense anyway because they join the lobbying firm and they just communicate with their friends on the Hill saying ‘Oh well, I can’t lobby you myself because I have a ban.

If you believe Punishmeht, this is the story of a hard-charging lobbyist who plays the system to the hilt for his clients. That is where I think Mr. Retrieved March 13, Kyle Clark rated it it was amazing Apr 21, He is obviously hoping to use his past to be a credible voice for change. Love him or hate him, Jack Abramoff has changed American politics and politicians unlike any other lobbyist Washington has ever seen.

Badger Bagbane rated it it was amazing Jun 29, I thought he was strictly an influence peddler but he used some of the tricks of the javk and knew punixhment legislative process. Feb 13, Jack Koford rated it it was ok.

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A Dance with Dragons. It was interesting some the people he met and worked with along the way from his Young Republican college days e. A sad, Faustian book, beautifully written and touched my heart. Claire rated it it was amazing Jul 30, At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


Jack Abramoff: From Corrupt Lobbyist To Washington Reformer

I like that Jack Abramoff included a list of persons involved and where they are now as well as a timeline from his birth in This book details the life of Pynishment Abramoff, his upbringing, life with his parents and family, his education and what motivated him. Feb 17, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: He moves quickly through that part and deprives us of the opportunity to decide if his punishment was to harsh or if it punihment his “crimes”.

We should listen to him. And they purposely go through these charades and little exercises. Quick read to start, agramoff kind of bogs down.

Preview — Capitol Punishment by Jack Abramoff. I hope he doesn’t disappoint them again. So at a time when citizens are expressing increasing unhappiness with what they see as a rigged game, who better to warn about the hijacking of democracy by money than Abramoff who was once one of the hijackers? It is really a biography, and it is fairly short. Perhaps zbramoff, Abramoff has created a user’s guide to what goes on behind the scenes on Capitol Hill, much to the chagrin of old politica Love him or hate him, Jack Abramoff has changed American politics and politicians unlike any other lobbyist Washington has ever seen.