12 Books Featuring Crooked Politicians
Frauds in high places
As John Dalberg-Acton once wisely observed, 'Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.' Crooked behaviour and corruption can be found at all levels of government, from local councils to the highest offices in the land, and many times even those who started off with an earnest desire to serve and do some good find themselves resorting to dirty backroom deals. Here are just a few examples from the literary world.