A Treasury of Great American Scandals: Tantalizing True by Michael Farquhar

By Michael Farquhar

Following at the heels of his nationwide bestseller A Treasury of Royal Scandals, Michael Farquhar turns his cognizance to concerns a bit in the direction of domestic with A Treasury of serious American Scandals. From the sorrowful kin relationships of renowned american citizens to the feuds, smear campaigns, duels, and notorious intercourse scandals that experience punctuated our heritage, we see our founding fathers and different American heroes during their all-too-human occasions. Ineffectual presidents, lazy generals, traitors; treacherous fathers, nagging moms, ungrateful little ones, embarrassing siblings; and tales approximately madness, loss of life, and irritating postmortems are all right here, as are unpleasant marriages, vile conduct, and, after all, intercourse: sturdy intercourse, undesirable intercourse, and good-bad intercourse too. we will take convenience within the undeniable fact that we're no worse and no higher than our forebears. yet we do have larger media assurance. Bonus academic material:
• a quick background of the U.S., together with scandals!
• the yank corridor of disgrace!
• a whole directory of presidential administrations!

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