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White House: Confidential: The Little Book of Weird Presidential History

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Most Americans believe that in the past our presidents were smarter, more honest, and behaved more like gentlemen than those we elect today.

Long before Watergate, Contragate, Travelgate, Nannygate, and Monicagate, our presidents were lying, cheating, stealing, and womanizing.

White House: Confidential authors Gregg Stebben and Austin Hill.

White House: Confidential is a clear-eyed look at America@s long line of presidents, warts and all. Focusing on the qualities that never made it into the press releases, the authors look at the strange family relationships, scandals that engulfed their administrations, fights with enemies, and questionable money matters.

The first controversial edition of White House: Confidential featured: A presidential score card of which presidents cheated on their wives (and with whom) Random acts of goofy presidential behavior Their frequently accurate predictions of their own demise Their comments on leaving office How they died Presidential firsts And the role of vice presidents

Two new chapters have been added in this revised and updated edition: Impeached looks at how impeachment and the threat of impeachment have affected several presidents. Nepotism A Family Affair shows how presidential relatives have exploited their connections. Yet others have used a relative@s presidency as a springboard to their own.

PRAISE FOR WHITE HOUSE: CONFIDENTIAL:

The authors are superbly gifted, almost facile writers; one might describe them as the Cheech and Chong of presidential history.

Bob Cheeks, IntellectualConservative.com

Although it@s far from a textbook, its anecdotes and analysis make for an entertainingafternoon.

Kyle Tonniges, The Reader

Synopsis:

'White House: Confidential' is a clear-eyed look at America's long line of presidents, warts and all. Focusing on the qualities that never made it into the press releases, the author look at the strange family relationships, scandals that engulfed their administrations, fights with enemies, and questionable money matters. A "presidential score card" of which presidents cheated on their wives (and with whom), random acts of goofy presidential behavior, their frequently accurate predictions of their own demise, their comments on leaving office, how they died, presidential firsts, and the role of vice presidents?all of these topics and much more made the first edition of 'White House: Confidential' controversial when it was published in 1998.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781581825442
Publisher:
Cumberland House Publishing
Subject:
History
Foreword by:
Crowley, Joseph
Foreword:
Crowley, Joseph
Author:
Austin, Hill
Author:
Stebben, Greg
Author:
Stebben, Gregg
Author:
Hill, Austin
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Presidents -- United States -- History.
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised, Expand
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.20x6.86x.91 in. .93 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » US History » General

White House: Confidential: The Little Book of Weird Presidential History
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Product details 336 pages Cumberland House Publishing - English 9781581825442 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'White House: Confidential' is a clear-eyed look at America's long line of presidents, warts and all. Focusing on the qualities that never made it into the press releases, the author look at the strange family relationships, scandals that engulfed their administrations, fights with enemies, and questionable money matters. A "presidential score card" of which presidents cheated on their wives (and with whom), random acts of goofy presidential behavior, their frequently accurate predictions of their own demise, their comments on leaving office, how they died, presidential firsts, and the role of vice presidents?all of these topics and much more made the first edition of 'White House: Confidential' controversial when it was published in 1998.
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