Your highschool historical past academics by no means gave you a ebook like this one! Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents beneficial properties outrageous and uncensored profiles of the boys within the White residence - whole with enormous quantities of little-known, politically wrong, and downright wacko evidence. you will discover that:
- George Washington spent a whopping 7% of his wage on booze
- John Quincy Adams enjoyed to skinny-dip within the Potomac River
- Gerald Ford as soon as labored as a sophisticated journal conceal version
- Warren G. Harding gambled with White apartment china whilst he ran low on money
- Jimmy Carter mentioned a unidentified flying object sighting in Georgia
- And Richard Nixon . . . sheesh, do not get us all started on Nixon!
With chapters on everybody from George Washington to Barack Obama, Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents tackles the entire tricky questions that different background books are afraid to invite: what percentage of those men have been dishonest on their better halves? Are there quite mystery tunnels beneath the White apartment? And what used to be Nancy Reagan considering whilst she seemed on Diff'rent Strokes? American background was once by no means this a lot enjoyable in class!
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