History's Greatest Scandals: Shocking Stories of Powerful People

History's Greatest Scandals: Shocking Stories of Powerful People

by Ed Wright
     
 

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Smart, educated and accomplished people – the pillars of our society – try to cheat the system in the most convoluted and fascinating ways. These are stories of adultery, perversion, shameless greed, theft and deception – scandal in its rawest forms – that have brought down presidents, prime ministers, clergy and famous people of practically

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Smart, educated and accomplished people – the pillars of our society – try to cheat the system in the most convoluted and fascinating ways. These are stories of adultery, perversion, shameless greed, theft and deception – scandal in its rawest forms – that have brought down presidents, prime ministers, clergy and famous people of practically every stripe. The gripping cloak-and-dagger dramas climax in catastrophic exposures and career-destroying indiscretions that rival great fiction and are all the more astounding because they are seminal moments in our history.

With twenty-eight scandalous stories, the cast of characters includes:

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos
  • John Profumo
  • Catherine the Great
  • Fatty Arbuckle
  • Jimmy Swaggart
  • Roman Polanski
  • The Marquis de Sade
and many more.

Alternately disturbing and amazing, the narratives reveal clandestine affairs, underhanded political dealings, blatant criminal activity and other dramatic episodes that erupt in the lives of these famous people.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760786666
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/23/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

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