By Michael Farquhar
Following at the heels of his nationwide bestseller A Treasury of Royal Scandals, Michael Farquhar turns his consciousness to concerns a bit towards domestic with A Treasury of serious American Scandals. From the sad family members relationships of favorite american citizens to the feuds, smear campaigns, duels, and notorious intercourse scandals that experience punctuated our historical past, 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 teenagers, embarrassing siblings; and tales approximately madness, loss of life, and aggravating postmortems are all right here, as are unpleasant marriages, vile behavior, and, in fact, intercourse: sturdy intercourse, undesirable intercourse, and good-bad intercourse too. we will be able to take convenience within the undeniable fact that we're no worse and no greater than our forebears. yet we do have greater media assurance. Bonus academic material:
• a short historical past of the U.S., together with scandals!
• the yankee corridor of disgrace!
• a whole directory of presidential administrations!
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