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5 famous plagiarism and fraud accusations in the book world

As the author of a novel about Edgar Allan Poe's wife faces controversy, here are five plagiarism and fraud cases that shook the literary community.

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3. Doris Kearns Goodwin

Also in 2002, opinion magazine The Weekly-Standard accused Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin of taking passages from her book "The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys" from works by other authors. Goodwin said in a statement that she had settled with one of the writers, Lynne McTaggart, before the news broke. Similar accusations arose concerning her book "No Ordinary Time."


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