Treasury of Great American Scandals Tantalizing True Tales of Historic Misbehavior by the Founding Fathers and Others Who Let Freedom Swing

ISBN-10: 0142001929
ISBN-13: 9780142001929
Edition: 2003
Authors: Michael Farquhar
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Description: Following on the heels of his national bestseller A Treasury of Royal Scandals, Michael Farquhar turns his attention to matters a little closer to home with A Treasury of Great American Scandals. From the unhappy family relationships of prominent  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Following on the heels of his national bestseller A Treasury of Royal Scandals, Michael Farquhar turns his attention to matters a little closer to home with A Treasury of Great American Scandals. From the unhappy family relationships of prominent Americans to the feuds, smear campaigns, duels, and infamous sex scandals that have punctuated our history, we see our founding fathers and other American heroes in the course of their all-too-human events. Ineffectual presidents, lazy generals, traitors; treacherous fathers, nagging mothers, ungrateful children, embarrassing siblings; and stories about insanity, death, and disturbing postmortems are all here, as are disagreeable marriages, vile habits, and, of course, sex: good sex, bad sex, and good-bad sex too. We can take comfort in the fact that we are no worse and no better than our forebears. But we do have better media coverage. Bonus educational material: * A brief history of the United States, including scandals! * The American Hall of Shame! * A complete listing of presidential administrations!

Michael Farquhar,a former writer and editor at The Washington Post, is the bestselling author of the Penguin Treasury series.

Introduction
Family Ties That Bind ... And Gag
Prepare for a Shock
Mother Mary, Quite Contrary
Foundering Father
I Now Pronounce You Miserable
Dishonor Thy Mother
A Short, Ugly Story
With This Ring, I Thee Dread
Smother-in-Law
One Bad Apple Tree
Oh, Brother!
Cold Wars
Feuding Founding Fathers
Showdown at Weehawken
Giving the Devil His Duel
Overreaction Jackson
"The Eaton Malaria"
A Not So Civil War
When "Mush" Came to Shove
"I'd Rather Vote for Hitler"
General Dissatisfaction
LBJ vs. RFK
Hail to the Chaff
Zachary Taylor
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
Grover Cleveland
William McKinley
William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson
John Tyler
Congressional Follies
Floor Fights
Sexcapades
Cruel Campaigns
"One Continued Tempest of Malignant Passions"
"May God Almighty Forgive Her Murderers"
"A Horrid Looking Wretch He Is"
"Ma! Ma! Where's My Pa?"
The American Hall of Shame
Benedict Arnold: Hero, Traitor, Whiner
Aaron Burr: "Embryo-Caesar"
Roger Taney: One Mean Supreme
Henry Wirz: Manufactured Monster
A. Mitchell Palmer: Seeing Red
Warren G. Harding: Nice Guy Finishes Last
Joe McCarthy: Wisconsin Sleaze
J. Edgar Hoover: What a Drag
Richard Nixon: Say What!?
Murder, Madness, and Just Plain Strange Episodes
Bewitched
The Man Who Would Be Queen
Cellar Dweller
Explorer Off Course
The Case of the Cuckolded Congressman
The Other Assassinations
Remains to Be Seen
Boiling "Mad"
Tom Paine's Farewell Tour
Abe Lincoln's Indecent Exposure
The "Resurrection" of John Scott Harrison
John Paul Jones: Pickled in Paris
Presidents of the United States
A Brief History of the United States (through 1980)
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Acknowledgments

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