Robert P. Watson's Affairs of State: The Untold History of Presidential Love, PDF

By Robert P. Watson

ISBN-10: 1442218347

ISBN-13: 9781442218345

ISBN-10: 1442218355

ISBN-13: 9781442218352

In fresh years, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliot Spitzer, John Edwards, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, and numerous different politicians have made headlines for his or her sexual scandals. yet such tales aren't new. certainly, there's a lengthy heritage of misbehavior in politics, together with within the nation’s optimum place of work. invoice Clinton, it may possibly competently be acknowledged, used to be now not the 1st president to misbehave, nor used to be he the worst.

In truth, there's a lengthy historical past of presidential peccadilloes. Many presidents were motivated and had their careers laid low with the hand of a lady, occasionally that of a spouse or mom, yet at different instances that of a mistress. yet those tales are not often instructed. as a substitute, historical past has tended to glorify our leaders. this sort of scrubbed model of the lives of presidents, even if, omits their marital woes, love lives, and sexual peccadilloes. As Robert P. Watson finds, it truly is accurately those intimate and all-too-human moments that supply the most worthy insights into our leaders.

Affairs of State is not only approximately intercourse and scandal—the “who did it” of history—although such incidents are defined intimately. it's a e-book approximately love, marriage, and affairs within the White condominium, supplying an intimate personality learn of the 1st who made history.

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