|Pub. Date (U.S. & Canada): Octobre 2012|
|Number of pages: 272|
|ISBN (U.S. & Canada): 978-1-926893-81-5|
|Trim Size: 6x9|
|Format: Hardcover Photos: 15|
|Category: Biography – Political, Biography – Business, Biography – Rich & Famous|
|Price CAD: 29.95|
|Price USD: $24.95|
BY THE SAME AUTHOR
This is the first full-length exposé available on Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK). Known in the media simply by his initials - DSK, this former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was charged with sexually assaulting a 32-year-old West African maid at a New York City hotel in May 2011. Strauss-Kahn is a widely-respected French economist, lawyer and politician. Before the attempted rape charges, many speculated he would win the national election in 2012 versus French President Nicolas Sarkozy. In July 2011, the U.S. prosecutor's case, for what Time magazine had originally called a potential "trial of the century", suddenly collapsed. Lies in the hotel maid's account of what happened, revelations that she had associations with suspected drug criminals, allegations she had received large payments of money, and false statements about her background seriously damaged the plaintiff's credibility.
This is a scandal bigger than O.J. Simpson!
DSK: Affairs of State explains how Dominique Strauss-Kahn, "the man who would be French President", was humiliated and had his political future seemingly destroyed by the New York district attorney's office and city police. He was shockingly paraded in front of the world media in handcuffs and placed under house arrest for $1 million bail. He was immediately forced to resign from the IMF – one of the world's most important financial institutions. He was required to wear an electronic ankle bracelet to monitor his movements and to pay for a 24-hour armed guard costing the accused $200,000 per month. Was DSK simply the victim of sloppy police work and false accusations or is there an international political conspiracy against him? Who are his enemies in the U.S. and in the French government? What could their agenda be?
The treatment of DSK – a major statesman in France - has created a diplomatic storm between the U.S. and France.
Readers will learn the dramatic inside story behind what really happened in DSK's $3,000-a-night French-owned hotel in midtown Manhattan last May. Award winning author PIerre Turgeon will share the results of his field research in New York City, including interviews with local members of the maid's West African community from Guinea. Pierre explains how sex, global power politics and money combined to create a terrible travesty of justice.
This in-depth exposé will also uncover DSK's close ties to major French and international figures: Bill Clinton, Roman Polanski, Nicolas Sarkozy, Silvio Berlusconi, Marine Le Pen, Carla Bruni, and Frederic Mitterrand.
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