The Price of Silence

The Price of Silence

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A Duke alumnus whose work has been hailed as a€œauthoritativea€ (The Washington Post), a€œseductively engrossinga€ (Chicago Tribune), a€œrivetinga€ (The Economist), and a€œmasterfula€ (Los Angeles Times), presents a stunning new account of the infamous Duke lacrosse team case. Despite it being front-page nationwide news, the true story of the Duke lacrosse team rape case has never been told in its entirety. It is more complex and profound than all the reporting to date would indicate. The Price of Silence is the definitive account of what happens when the most combustive forces in American culturea€”unbridled ambition, intellectual elitism, athletic prowess, sexual and racial bias, and absolute prosecutorial authoritya€”collide and then explode on a powerful university campus, in the justice system, and in the media. Deeply reported and brilliantly written, The Price of Silence shines a bright light on the ever-widening gap between Americaa€™s rich and poor, and how the powerful protect themselves, even at the price of justice.The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities William D. Cohan ... Nifong was not yet prepared to admit that a€œ wea#39;re fucked, a€ as police officers had suggested to him on the same daya€”March 27a€” he received the preliminary DNA results, but ... She would have every incentive to do this by the book, and I have no reason to think that she would do otherwise.

Title:The Price of Silence
Author:William D. Cohan
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2014-04-08


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