Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents [NOOK Book]

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Murder, Adultery, Gambling, UFOs - And the White House?!?
 
Your high school history teachers never gave you a book like this one! Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the men in the White House—complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect,...
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Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents

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Overview

Murder, Adultery, Gambling, UFOs - And the White House?!?
 
Your high school history teachers never gave you a book like this one! Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the men in the White House—complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts. You’ll discover that:
 
     •  George Washington spent a whopping 7% of his salary on booze
     •  John Quincy Adams loved to skinny-dip in the Potomac River
     •  Gerald Ford once worked as a Cosmopolitan magazine cover model
     •  Warren G. Harding gambled with White House china when he ran low on cash
     •  Jimmy Carter reported a UFO sighting in Georgia
     •  And Richard Nixon . . . sheesh, don’t get us started on Nixon!
 
With chapters on everyone from George Washington to Barack Obama, Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents tackles all the tough questions that other history books are afraid to ask: How many of these guys were cheating on their wives? Are there really secret tunnels underneath the White House? And what was Nancy Reagan thinking when she appeared on Diff’rent Strokes? American history was never this much fun in school!
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594744792
  • Publisher: Quirk Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Series: Secret Lives
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 166,160
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Cormac O’Brien is also the author of Secret Lives of the First Ladies and Secret Lives of the Civil War. He lives in New Jersey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Great for US History buffs!

    This book is really entertaining for those who are interested in learning about the U.S. Presidents! It's not dry, long, and dull like some of the books out there. It gives you interesting facts and trivia about each of the presidents, even the ones we don't even know much about. This is a great read and I recommend it for history buffs, it's a break from all the long books we're so used to reading :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2004

    Cutting Presidents Down to Size

    By turns enlightening: I didn't know George Washington's presidential salary was the equivalent of $ 1 million in today's dollars (without his picture on them). Lurid: (of course) JFK's 'profilgate sex life', Clinton, ad nauseum. Questionably tasteful: one president's frequency of flatulation - [did the Secret Service actually keep count?]. Gossipy: LBJ's penchant for titilating shower sprays. And disgusting: JFK's 'Jack in the Box' reference -- (Kennedy is a big target in O'Brien's sites). This book is predominantly a conventional recitation of accepted facts about American presidents -- couched in a theme appropriate for the National Enquirer or Larry Flynt -- intermixed with some ribald zingers. It is especially suited for the tickleishly prurient (not the academic) in all of us. Bottom line fact it communicates: Presidents are, after all, human -- with all that that implies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Mat black cat

    Ilike this book for no reason!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    What...

    This was in kids history. Why would kids want to read about adulterly XD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    You should get it

    I love it

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