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Crisis of Conscience by Tom Mueller
Oct 01, 2019 | ISBN 9781594634437
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    Oct 22, 2019 | ISBN 9780593152355

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“This trenchant examination of whistle-blowing is based on interviews with more than two hundred people who have exposed wrongdoing in areas such as national security, finance, and health care.”
The New Yorker

“Ambitious…Powerful…His extensively reported tales of individual whistleblowers and their often cruel fates are compelling…and they reveal what it can mean to live in an age of fraud.” — The Washington Post

“A sweeping new chronicle of the nation’s whistleblowers, the difficulties they have faced and the wrongdoing they have exposed.”Seattle Times

“A masterful, eye-opening account of heroes ‘who are fighting a rising tide of wrongdoing by the powerful.’” — Fast Company

“Wide-ranging, detailed, compelling, and often alarming”—American Interest

“Engrossingly examines the ethics, mechanics, and reverberations of whistleblowing of all kinds, emphasizing how bitterly controversial the practice remains, posing a clash between group loyalty and individual conscience…. Superb reporting on brave people who decided, ‘It would have been criminal for me not to act.'” — Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“This exceptionally timely book is sure to strike a chord with readers paying close attention to the political landscape.” Publishers Weekly

“Mueller’s powerful but disheartening story of pervasive fraud and a general collapse of ethical behavior with only glimmers of hope from the bravery of whistleblowers is fully accessible to general readers and substantive enough for academic audiences; a must-read.” — Library Journal (starred)

“A fascinating history of the self-deputized referees who blow the whistle on illicit activities that put Americans’ freedom, money, health, and lives at risk.” — Booklist 

“An extraordinary book, both meticulously researched and a page-turner. Crisis of Conscience is a call to arms and to action, for anyone with a conscience, anyone alarmed about the decline of our democracy.” — Wendell Potter, New York Times-bestselling author of Deadly Spin and Nation on the Take

“This is the definitive treatment of whistleblowing. Tom Mueller not only describes the ordeals and impact of those who change the course of history, but takes us on a journey through their souls.” — Tom Devine, Legal Director, Government Accountability Project

Praise for Tom Mueller and Extra Virginity:
“In covering an industry that has its heroes and villains … Tom Mueller does a splendid job of sorting out the players. … I don’t know anyone who has put it all together more thoroughly or entertainingly.” — Los Angeles Times

“[Mueller’s] history lessons are never less than interesting.” —Dwight Garner, New York Times

“Mueller does for his subject what Susan Orlean did for orchids.” — Columbus Dispatch

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