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Baltimore Mayor Pugh's book scandal isn't history's first: 5 other times publishing and politics clashed

Baltimore Mayor Pugh's book scandal isn't history's first: 5 other times publishing and politics clashed

The investigations surrounding Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” books aren’t the first time a politician has run afoul of public opinion (and possibly the legal system) because of a book.

Here are five instances when politicians or government officials might have been better served by avoiding the publishing world:

1. 1983: Emanuel Savas’ “Privatizing the Public Sector”

Emanuel S. Savas, an assistant secretary of housing and urban development under President Ronald...

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