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A Treasury of Great American Scandals: Tantalizing True Tales of Historic Misbehavior by the Founding Fathers and Others Who Let Freedom Swing
A Treasury of Great American Scandals Tantalizing True Tales of Historic Misbehavior by the Founding Fathers and Others Who Let Freedom Swing
Author: Michael Farquhar
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 pu...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780142001929
ISBN-10: 0142001929
Publication Date: 7/1/2003
Pages: 336
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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This book is written more for the history novice. I was aware of, and had read in more depth, most of the events covered in the book. Many of these events, like Sickles killing of Key, are the subject of an entire book.

Still, not everyone likes history as much as I and so this is a good read to give to many who will be surprised to learn that not all our historical figures were brave, moral, clean and generous.

For example, as far as I am concerned, Thomas Jefferson was one of our worst presidents for many reasons. The only great achievement of his time in office was the Louisiana Purchase.


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