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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 in the direction of domestic with A Treasury of significant American Scandals. From the sorrowful family members relationships of admired 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 nerve-racking postmortems are all the following, as are unpleasant marriages, vile conduct, and, after all, intercourse: reliable intercourse, undesirable intercourse, and good-bad intercourse too. we will be able to take convenience within the indisputable fact that we're no worse and no greater than our forebears. yet we do have greater media assurance. Bonus academic material:
• a short heritage of the us, together with scandals!
• the yank corridor of disgrace!
• a whole directory of presidential administrations!

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