William Cohan: "The Price of Silence"

William Cohan is a Duke alumnus whose previous books, including “House of Cards” and Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World” have been hailed as “authoritative” (The Washington Post), “seductively engrossing” (Chicago Tribune), “riveting’’ (The Economist), and “masterful” (Los Angeles Times), The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities is a new examination of the infamous 2006 Duke lacrosse team case. Cohan claims that the true story of what happened has never been told in its entirety, and it is far more complex and profound than all the reporting on it to date would indicate. What happened at Duke explains how power works at the highest levels of ambitious academic institutions, which is to say that power always protects itself, even if at a great cost to others. Cohan tracks the fates of the key characters in the drama and updates the story, which even now contains new developments. The book also reveals the multi-faceted pressures faced by America’s top colleges and universities. The Price of Silence pulls back the curtain on the larger issues of sexual misconduct, underage drinking, and bad-boy behavior that afflict not just Duke but elite and highly competitive colleges and universities across the country.

Event date: 
04/17/2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
720 9th St
27705-4803 Durham
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ISBN: 9781451681796
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Published: Scribner - April 8th, 2014