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The Book of Bastards: 101 Worst Scoundrels and Scandals from the World of Politics and Power (Paperback)

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"Move over, Benedict Arnold . . ."Oh to be sure, America s first traitor "is" one of the 101 bastards you will find in this one-of-a-kind account of bad guys in Washington. But compared to some of the gross misconduct in this frighteningly funny history book, well, let s just say he s in good company. This page-turner of a potboiler reveals all the dirtiest little secrets readers never learned in history class. From illegitimate children (we thought Grover Cleveland was too boring to have sex) and illicit trysts (Warren G. Harding in the White House phone booth with his secretary) to turncoats (make up your own mind about Daniel Ellsberg) and traitors (General Wilkinson, aka a Spanish secret agent), you will discover all the dirt worth dishing since the founding of Jamestown.

"The Book of Bastards"--because what you don t know about the history of our great nation can make you laugh "and" cry "

Product Details ISBN-10: 1440503702
ISBN-13: 9781440503702
Published: Adams Media Corporation, 08/01/2010
Pages: 256
Language: English