By Michael Farquhar
Following at the heels of his nationwide bestseller A Treasury of Royal Scandals, Michael Farquhar turns his awareness to issues a bit toward domestic with A Treasury of serious American Scandals. From the sad relatives relationships of in demand americans to the feuds, smear campaigns, duels, and notorious intercourse scandals that experience punctuated our background, 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 young children, embarrassing siblings; and tales approximately madness, dying, and annoying postmortems are all the following, 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 greater than our forebears. yet we do have greater media assurance. Bonus academic material:
• a quick heritage of the us, together with scandals!
• the yankee corridor of disgrace!
• an entire directory of presidential administrations!
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